In recognition of National Prematurity Awareness Month in January, check out CHOC Children’s latest news on our efforts to expand our care for our tiniest patients.
For nearly 50 years, CHOC Children’s and St. Joseph Hospital have partnered to serve the healthcare needs of families in Orange County. Now, an exciting collaboration is underway to deliver the highest quality neonatal and mother-baby services in the region.
Located adjacent to the recently unveiled St. Joseph Hospital Postpartum unit, the new CHOC Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Joseph Hospital, scheduled to open in mid-February 2013, will be staffed by CHOC’s premier team of neonatal experts. This 13-bed, level II NICU will keep parents and babies close together while providing a full spectrum of highly specialized newborn intensive care.Moreover, the unit is designed to provide care to infants born 32 weeks or greater who are moderately ill or at moderate risk for developing complications as a result of prematurity or illness.