CHOC Children's NICU
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital provides expert pediatric services for south Orange County. A 24-hour, in-house board-certified neonatologist and intensivist staff our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The NICU cares for high-risk cases including prematurity, respiratory distress, severe hemorrhage, shock, metabolic/chromosomal disorders, cardiac defects or congenital hearts, acute neurological events, organ/GI failure, renal disease, fetal distress, trauma, birth defects and low birth weight.
- Transport services from other facilities to the NICU
- Overnight accommodations for parents (limited availability)
- Access to the comprehensive CHOC Early Development Assessment Center
- Newborn hearing screenings performed on all NICU patients