Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Whether your baby is born at one of Asante’s Family Birth Centers or another hospital, the specialists at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are ready to provide lifesaving medical care in the event that something goes wrong. Babies born too soon, too small, or with other health problems are nurtured and loved until they gain the strength to thrive at home.
Our Neonatal Transport Teams travel to nine referral hospitals throughout Southern Oregon and Northern California to bring at-risk infants back to Asante Rogue Regional, which has the region’s only NICU. These specially trained nurses and respiratory therapists begin caring for your child during transfer to our state-of-the-art facility. Once your child arrives at the NICU, board-certified neonatologists and a dedicated team of specially trained nurses, nurse practitioners, and therapists provide 24-hour care.
Focused on Family
We take a holistic approach to caring for your child the entire time you’re at the NICU. Parents are welcome at all hours and are encouraged to take an active role in their child’s care. This includes “kangaroo care,” or skin-to-skin contact with your infant, as well as breastfeeding when possible. Twin and triplet infants in the NICU, once stable, can share a room in the special care nursery for their enhanced security and healing. Siblings of all ages are invited to visit.
Our doctors and nurses provide frequent medical updates to keep parents informed about their child’s health. We schedule family conferences with a child’s entire medical care team and have a clinical social worker available when you need extra emotional support.
NICU Facts and Figures
- Babies come to the NICU weighing as little as 1 pound.
- Patients stay for hours or months, depending on their unique needs.
- Babies born as early as 24 weeks (four months early) have survived and thrived in our NICU.
- Our unit is equipped to care for as many as 32 babies at one time.
- Each year, on average, we touch the lives of 350 babies and their families.
A Place to Stay
Families from out of town are welcome to stay at the Francis Cheney Family Place in Medford, a home away from home while a child is in the NICU.