Advanced Care for Our Tiniest Patients

Advanced neonatal intensive care is available to residents of Palm Beach County and surrounding communities with Wellington Regional Medical Center's 25-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). These services represent our continued commitment to providing specialized care for newborns.

The medical experts in the NICU provide critical care for some of the highest risk pregnancies, as well as the sickest and tiniest of babies. The beautiful 15,000 square-foot NICU provides highly advanced technology in a comfortable environment.

Although most parents are able to take their newborns home when they leave the hospital, some infants require additional medical care and may need to remain in the NICU for days or even weeks. The Wellington Regional Level III NICU provides care for a full range of newborn conditions, from the most critically-ill babies to those born with the lowest birth weights or newborns in need of just a few days of support. In addition to respiratory and infectious conditions commonly seen in a neonatal unit, our Level III NICU also treats specialized surgical and cardiac conditions.

With a caring staff of specialized NICU nurses and respiratory therapists, along with support from the departments of radiology, laboratory, physical therapy and pharmacy, the WRMC Level III NICU is committed to caring for your baby’s individual needs. Neonatologists, physicians trained in the care of the sickest and smallest newborns, are on staff and in-house 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are just steps away in an emergency.

The hospital’s Level III services represent our continued commitment to providing specialized care for newborns.

  • Evidence-based care with well-established protocols and guidelines
  • Neonatologists attend all high-risk deliveries
  • Small baby focused care for 23 – 30 week premature infants
  • Specially qualified nursing staff trained in small baby care
  • Availability of sophisticated modes of gentile ventilation (high frequency oscillators and high frequency jet)
  • Only unit with transport oscillator ventilator and Inhaled nitric oxide available for transport
  • Focused on minimally invasive procedures for both monitoring and ventilation of our babies
    • Bubble CPAP
    • Non-invasive ventilation
    • Transcutaneous CO2
    • Bilirubin monitoring

Contact the Birthing Center

To schedule a tour, reserve your place for childbirth and parenting classes or get more information about the Birthing Center, please call 561-798-9880.