TMC’s Top-Level NICU Combines State-of-the-Art Care with Compassion

Newborn Intensive Care

TMC’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit nurses provide expert and complex care to critically ill infants. We nurture them to optimize their growth and development, in collaboration with the entire team of physicians, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and social workers. Each day we use our commitment, passion and expert skills to make a difference for our patients and their families.

Tucson Medical Center’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit is a highly skilled 42-bed Level III nursery with an all-RN staff. The NICU supports Labor and Delivery with a team that responds to all high-risk deliveries, and cares primarily for premature, sick and surgical newborns. The unit operates fully, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The NICU is a quiet environment, conducive to developmental growth.

  • 24-hour Neonatology Coverage – TMC is one of the few institutions in this region providing around-the-clock coverage by neonatologists* – physicians who specialize in the care of premature and ill newborns.
  • NICU Educator – The NICU educator provides training in CPR and monitors for all families who meet criteria for this service. The educator also provides current, up-to-date education for the NICU staff.
  • Infant Development Specialist – The NICU has a highly trained Infant Development Specialist who provides optimum developmental intervention to all high-risk infants.
  • Case Manager/Discharge Planner – The NICU has a full-time case manager and discharge planner to facilitate a smooth discharge.
  • Social Service – The NICU has a full-time social worker to provide support to all families in the NICU.

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Tucson Medical Center | 5301 E. Grant Road | Tucson, Arizona 85712 | (520) 327-5461
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