Intensive Care Nursery
The UCSF Intensive Care Nursery at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital is a special
place where the tiniest and most vulnerable patients receive the highest
Our level III Intensive Care Nursery is highly skilled in caring for a
variety of health needs for our smallest patients. Additionally, the USCF
Intensive Care Nursery at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital has been designated
a Community Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) by California Children’s
Services (CCS) for their ability to provide outstanding care to fragile,
critically ill newborns. As a designated Community NICU, Santa Rosa memorial
Hospital’s Intensive Care Nursery offers the highest level of care
in the North Bay Area.
In our Intensive Care Nursery, babies are closely monitored by highly trained
neonatologists, pediatricians and nurses around the clock, so that your
baby goes home healthy and happy.
In addition, our babies enjoy the advantages of a consistent, highly-trained
care team, from birth to discharge. A leading edge technology called "telemedicine"
enables our physicians and parents at Memorial to consult with renowned
pediatric cardiologists at the University of California, San Francisco
Medical Center (UCSF). Through interactive video communication in real
time, we perform specialized tests which would otherwise require a trip
to the city.
Keeping Families in Touch
The UCSF Intensive Care Nursery also offers video conferencing technology
for families, so loved ones from across town -- or across the world --
can connect with the newest addition to the family.
Why does having an Intensive Care Nursery matter?
Statistics show that your baby will most likely be delivered in a normal manner and will be healthy and happy at birth. But when an infant arrives early or has serious health problems, you can be confident the Intensive Care Nursery (ICN) at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital will meet your newborn's special needs. Thanks to Memorial's partnership with the Intensive Care Nursery at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), you can be assured that your baby will receive the finest care available right in our own community.
Why does Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital partner with UCSF?
Countless medical advances were developed at UCSF and neonatal intensive care originated there in the 1960s. UCSF's groundbreaking innovations in infant care have made it one of the finest Intensive Care Nursery sites in the world. For many years, UCSF has had a formal relationship with Memorial for the transfer of high-risk mothers and newborns to their San Francisco nursery. Under this arrangement, the two institutions collaborate to provide the most modern intensive care treatments available for premature and ill newborns in Sonoma County. UCSF provides Memorial with superior neonatologists and an ICN Manager. In essence, our ICN functions as an extension of the outstanding infant care program at UCSF.
A leading-edge technology called "telemedicine" enables our physicians and parents at Memorial to consult with UCSF's renowned pediatric cardiologists and other specialists. Through interactive video communication in real time, we perform specialized tests which would otherwise require a trip to the city.
Specialists at UCSF utilize telemedicine to consult with physicians and parents at Memorial, through live video feeds and other high-tech methods of communication. You will be able to consult with leading cardiologists, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, neurologists, and other physicians who specialize in pediatric medicine. This partnership with UCSF provides state-of-the-art medical resources right here, close to home. The same pediatric specialists from UCSF will be here in Santa Rosa, at Memorial Hospital, on a routine basis for consultation, evaluation and follow-up.
How else will my baby benefit from Memorial's partnership with UCSF?
Most babies of at least 28 weeks gestation born at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with health problems no longer need to be transferred to San Francisco. This eliminates the stress of the 90-minute-plus trip for a fragile newborn and supports the family unit, making the entire experience far less traumatic for everyone. In addition, the baby receives the most consistent care possible from birth to discharge. In this important way, the care reflects the family-centered tradition for which Memorial is recognized.