Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Every baby deserves a smooth start in life.  While we have made major advances in preventing birth defects and helping mothers avoid behaviors that might be harmful to their unborn children, unexpected events can lead to an infant needing medical intervention.  At NuHealth’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Nassau University Medical Center, an exceptional team of physicians employ sophisticated, life-sustaining technologies and the latest protocols to give newborns in distress the time and care they need to thrive.

Our neonatologists, respiratory specialists and especially our dedicated neonatal critical care nursing staff have helped thousands of babies overcome life-threatening complications.  Our multidisciplinary care teams are led by NuHealth’s neonatologists, who bring in specialists in pediatric cardiology, pediatric neurology, endocrinology, infectious disease and others to immediately address complications as they arise.

At the same time, we believe strongly in the natural healing power of a parent’s touch and the importance of parent-child bonding in the critical early days and weeks. We encourage our parents to be involved and in physical contact with their babies as much as possible and medically advisable.  We provide a private waiting room where parents of our NICU patients can rest and still be in ready contact with their baby’s caregivers.

To reach the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Nassau University Medical Center, call (516) 572-3318.

Clinical Staff:

Harriet Boxer, M.D.
Chetna Kothari, M.D.
Rita Verma, M.D.