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Newborn ICU (NICU)

Aspirus features an on-site, state-of-the-art Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Aspirus Wausau Hospital to provide care to critically ill and premature newborns and give expecting parents added piece-of-mind.

Our NICU is the only one in the area to feature private rooms that can also accommodate parents for overnight stays.

Our NICU features

  • 12 private rooms.
  • Rooms for twins, triplets.
  • Amenities for parents to be with their newborn as much as possible.
  • NICVIEW webcam system that offers secure real-time on-line viewing and promotes family bonding.
  • Two neonatologists trained in specialized caring for critically-ill babies.
  • Medical transport services for critically ill babies.

Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Our world-class care for the most vulnerable patients is enhanced by the private room care concept of our Anya Marie Jackson Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

  • The region’s only private care room model for critically ill babies
  • Parents can stay with baby the first important bonding days after birth
  • Level 3A NICU (we care for babies over 24 weeks gestation)
  • All private rooms – with special room accommodations designed for twins and triplets

NICVIEW Webcam System

A webcam system, called NICVIEW, consists of a camera in every room of the NICU that is positioned over each baby. Families are given secure password that they can share with friends and family so they can see the baby from any location with an Internet connection.

Family Waiting Room

Premature and critically-ill babies may spend several days in the NICU. We support your family time here with:

  • TV
  • Fireplace
  • Children’s play area
  • Computers with Internet access
  • Kitchen area

Family Sleep Room

When newborns are in the NICU, mom and dad can use the family sleep room the night before their baby is discharged to gain comfort before going home together.

Specialty Care Team

Experts trained in specialized infant care are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.

The NICU interdisciplinary team includes:

  • Neonatologists (pediatricians specialized in infant critical care)
  • Pediatric specialists (cardiology, gastroenterology)
  • Neonatal nurses
  • Neonatal nurse practitioner
  • Clinical nurse specialist
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Specialized therapists (physical, occupational, speech)
  • Dieticians
  • Pharmacists
  • Social workers

Nurse Navigator

  • Our Nurse Navigator is your resource to confidentially discuss wellness, health issues, and explore your options within the Aspirus family of providers and services.
  • Available to women free of charge
  • Call her: 715-847-0477 or toll free 888-236-2483
  • Email her: nursenavigator@aspirus.org

Online Chat

Our Nurse Navigator is available for Live Chat during normal business hours, Monday-Thursday. If she is offline, you can leave her a message and she will get back to you as soon as she can.

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  • NICU Hero Gift

    NICU Hero Gift

    New Yorkers Dan Bormolini and Steve Spates were so impressed with the care their adopted son T.J. received at Aspirus' Anya Marie Jackson Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that they made a $5,000 gift in honor of the NICU staff.

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