Our experienced staff of pediatricians, family practice
physicians, and newborn nurses provide inpatient
newborn care. You and your baby will normally stay in
the V.I.A. Maternity Center for 48 hours. We encourage
others to "room in" with their newborns. Rooming in allows
for more time to bond and get to know your baby.
Level II: Neo-natal Intensive Care Nursery (ICN)
The ICN offers level 2 neonatal intensive care for
infants who require additional care due to illness or
prematurity. Through our affiliation with neonatalogists
from the premier pediatric speciality hospital in the
Delaware Valley -
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Doylestown Hospital now offers round-the-clock
coverage by CHOP neonatologists. Neonatal intensive
care services are available for newborns born as early
as 28 weeks gestation, or with serious medical problems.
The ICN staff has extensive experience in dealing with
premature or sick newborns. Whatever condition
necessitates a baby's admission to the ICN, each
baby receives individualized care.
On average, babies admitted to the special care nursery
spend eight days in this intensive environment; however,
depending on the baby's size and medical condition,
the stay could be as short as one day or as long as a
month. One of the most important jobs of the neonatal
staff is to make sure parents understand how to care
for their special infants once they are discharged.