Expert NICU Care for Our Tiniest Patients

Should your baby develop any problems or require critical care, Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children in Metairie, La., is uniquely equipped to take care of your newborn at our Level III Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

In addition to our highly skilled neonatologists, our NICU is staffed with neonatal nurse practitioners who work with our doctors to provide 24-hour care, seven days a week. Our unit is also staffed with Registered Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, Social Workers and Child Life Therapists. These individuals make up an interdisciplinary team to provide one of the most comprehensive plans of care available in the New Orleans area.

From premature babies to twins, triplets or more – we’re ready to provide the best care to you and your baby, or babies!

Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children also has a highly skilled Neonatal Transport Team that can transport critically ill newborns to our Level III Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, utilizing either ground or air transportation.

The NICU excels in the following therapies, treatments and protocols for this highly specialized population:

  • Total Body Cooling
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis
  • Very Low Birth Weight Infants
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
  • Utilization of Donor Breast Milk
  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension

To learn more about any of our women’s and infants’ services, click on the links below or contact us at (504) 780-8282 or email.