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St. Joseph’s Medical Center has a 30-Bed Level 3 NICU. This means we can care for the tiniest and sickest of infants. For newborns who need intensive medical attention, St. Joseph's offers a caring environment combined with advanced technology and highly skilled neonatologists (doctors specializing in premature and high-risk babies), nurses, and respiratory therapists to provide specialized care. We care for over 500 babies a year in our NICU.
Our team of health care professionals includes:
As a Level 3 NICU, we are equipped to provide specialized care including invasive monitoring, conventional mechanical ventilation, high frequency oscillatory ventilation and inhaled nitric oxide.
Your baby may be connected to a variety of equipment:
We also offer a developmental care program known as the high-risk follow up clinic, which allows us to track certain patients after they have been discharged from the NICU. In addition, we have the St. Joseph’s Donor Milk Program where we work with Prolacta Bioscience. Prolacta produces specialty nutritional formulas made exclusively from human milk for critically ill premature infants.
We encourage you to ask questions about anything you don’t understand. Our doctors and nurses are always willing and able to answer.
To find out more about our NICU call 209.943.2000. You can also use our online Find a Doctor feature, or call 800.677.4491 to get connected to a doctor that's right for you.