Neonatal Intensive Care

About Us

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital is committed to providing high-quality, family-centered care with our highly skilled, multi-disciplinary neonatal team. Our unit has 84 licensed beds for the most critically ill infants. As one of the only level 3 tertiary centers in Southern California, we are equipped to provide the highest level of care for the most complex disorders. We have subspecialists in all medical and surgical areas that are available at all times and are supported by hospital staff with technical, laboratory, and service expertise.

We emphasize developmentally appropriate care of neonates and are culturally sensitive as our patients come from many different ethnic and religious backgrounds. We have been designated as a baby-friendly hospital that supports breastfeeding and the use of pumped breast milk for 90% of our term and preterm babies. In addition, we are proud of the research that is supported by our teams and parents who participate and contribute to the growing body of knowledge about individualized developmental care and its impact on our NICU families. 

State-of-the-Art Technology We Provide

  • Conventional and high frequency ventilators
  • Inhaled nitric oxide for treatment of pulmonary hypertension
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Whole body cooling for the treatment of extreme prematurity and perinatal asphyxia
  • Surgical correction of congenital anomalies


Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure that the highest quality of individualized, developmentally supportive, and family centered care is available to all newborns in intensive and special care nurseries.