CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital is a Level III NICU and provides expert neonatal and pediatric medical and surgical services for south Orange County. A 24-hour, in-house board -certified neonatologist, intensivist and specialized registered nurses staff the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The NICU cares for high-risk cases including prematurity, respiratory distress, severe hemorrhage, shock, metabolic/chromosomal disorders, cardiac defects or congenital hearts, acute neurological event, organ/GI failure, renal disease, fetal distress, trauma, birth defects and low birth weight.

Unique Features

  • 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 Screening performed on all NICU patients
  • Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants