At the heart of every birth is a wish for a full and happy life. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UW Medical Center is dedicated to making that wish a reality for even the smallest, sickest, most fragile newborn in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region.
A pioneer in the field of neonatology, UW Medical Center has been delivering the highest level of care to mothers and babies at risk of complications, prenatally and post-delivery, for more than half a century.
Our neonatologists bring extensive experience and great compassion in caring for multiple births and micro preemies—babies born before 26 weeks gestation or weighing less than 2.2 pounds.
If your baby needs care for congenital or other health issues that develop soon after birth, we will transfer your baby to our colleagues at Seattle Children’s, our partner in providing continuous expert care to newborns and infants.
As part of UW Medicine, the NICU also has access to the most advanced neonatal research. Our team has been instrumental in setting the standard for reducing risk of brain damage and lung problems in premature babies across the nation.
You are the most important person in your newborn’s life. Our neonatology specialists of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dieticians, and other health professionals welcome you as an integral member of your baby’s health-care team.
Together, we will work tirelessly to make sure your baby has a bright future.