Over 15,000 babies have been born at Parker Adventist Hospital since it opened in 2004. While 90 percent of these deliveries happened without complications, 10 percent were considered high risk. Sometimes, you know if your pregnancy is high risk, but at other times, unexpected emergencies can arise.
Either way, Moms who choose Parker Adventist Hospital's BirthPlace can rest assured that they have access to experienced perinatal care and neonatal specialists backed by a specially-trained support staff. At Parker Adventist Hospital, neonatal care is provided by experts from Children’s Hospital Colorado Neonatologists around the clock. Our neonatal team is headed by Dr. Danielle Smith, MD, a neonatologist and faculty member at Children’s Hospital Colorado and medical director of the Parker Adventist Hospital’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
This level of expertise means that fewer than one percent of the babies born at Parker Adventist Hospital require a transfer to a higher-level nursery, allowing 99 percent of moms and babies to remain together at our hospital no matter what their needs.
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Parker's Level III NICU is designed with special equipment to care for premature, newborn babies.
Our NICU is staffed with specially trained personnel who specialize in caring for high-risk newborns 28 weeks (1,000 grams) and above.
Parker Adventist Hospital's NICU offers a level of advanced treatment capability that is rare for a hospital of its size with medical professionals who take pride in the advanced, high-quality care they provide.
- Every BirthPlace nursing shift includes at least one Level III NICU nurse - someone certified at the highest level of neonatal care.
- Availability of a neonatal nurse practitioner from Children’s Hospital Colorado, around the clock, seven days a week.
- Our neonatologists from Children’s Hospital Colorado (pediatricians who work only in a hospital) provide care for your newborn in our NICU at Parker. Your new baby will benefit from ready access to some of the finest pediatric care available in the state.
- Annual NICU reunion since parker Adventist Hospital opened its doors.
- Each baby is unique requiring an individual care plan to support the mom baby bonding. Our NICU makes every attempt to foster that bond by offering a sleep room (upon availability) to encourage feedings and care by the parents throughout the night.
- Occupational and Physical Therapy is provided to your baby if needed as part of their developmental growth while they are under our care.
- We support your decision to breastfeed your baby while in our NICU. Our lactation team checks in with you and your NICU team to identify your needs and the baby’s needs.