West Chester Hospital

7700 University Drive, West Chester, OH 45069 | 513-298-3000

What Is A Special Care Nursery?

West Chester Hospital provides a Level IIB Special Care Nursery for babies who may require additional medical attention.

Level II units are also known as special care nurseries and, in addition to providing Level I neonatal care, may also:

  • Provide care for infants born less than or at least 32-weeks gestation and weighing approximately 1,500 grams (3.3 lbs.), who have physiologic immaturity, or who are moderately ill with problems that are expected to resolve rapidly and are not anticipated to need subspecialty services on an urgent basis.
  • Provide care for infants who are feeding and growing stronger, or are convalescing after intensive care.
  • Stabilize infants born before 32-weeks gestation and weighing less than 1,500 grams (3.3 lbs.) until transfer to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care facility.
  • Have pediatric hospitalists, neonatologists, and neonatal nurse practitioners in addition to Level I health care providers.
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    7700 University Drive, West Chester, OH 45069 | 513-298-3000