Neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) across the Wasatch Front
MountainStar Healthcare prides itself on treating the littlest of patients with exceptional care in our high-quality NICUs. We understand your child's health is your top priority—and it's ours too. With our highly-trained neonatal doctors who are well-equipped with advanced technology, your newborn will be in skilled hands.
For more information about our NICUs or for help finding a doctor, call our free, 24/7 MountainStar children’s nurse line at (801) 715-4152.
Intensive care for newborns
Neonatologists are doctors who specialize in caring for infants who are born too early or with medical complications. In addition to neonatologists, our NICU is staffed with nurses who monitor these infants 24/7. In fact, a strong bond often develops between our team, new mothers and their babies, with many of them still coming to visit us years later.
NICUs range from Level I to Level IV, based on various factors, such as the age of babies treated to the training and outreach offered. Our NICUS have advanced technology and intensive care at every unit, including:
- Lakeview Hospital—Level II NICU
- Lone Peak Hospital—Level II NICU
- Ogden Regional Medical Center—Level III NICU
- St. Mark's Hospital—Level III NICU
- Timpanogos Regional Hospital—Level III NICU
Your newborn's care requires a multidisciplinary team approach that involves healthcare professionals from a number of different units. Our NICU care team is specially trained and ready to provide support, medical treatment and developmental care to fulfill your baby's needs.
NICU specialists at our hospitals include:
- Clinical supervisors
- Lactation consultants
- Occupational therapists
- Registered nurses
- Respiratory therapists
- Social workers
- Unit managers
Advanced NICU technology
The equipment we use in our intensive care units for newborn babies may seem overwhelming. However, our neonatal staff will be there to answer any questions you may have about the advanced technologies we use, including:
- Baby movement monitors
- Body cooling systems
- Brain monitors
- Comprehensive ventilators
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy ventilators
- Convertible "giraffe" beds
- Digital echocardiogram
- Hearing screeners
- Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)
- Oscillating ventilators
- Physiologic monitors
- Radiant warmers
- Syringe infusion pumps
Predictive NICU technology
Timpanogos Regional Hospital’s NICU is the only NICU in the state with the Joint Commission Prematurity Certification, with a monitoring system that predicts severe conditions before symptoms are visible. This increases positive outcomes for babies in the NICU by 20 percent. This state-of-the-art technology, coupled with specialized expertise, can help your baby thrive and grow.
NICU visitation guidelines
Being actively involved in your newborn's care during hospitalization promotes a healthier outcome for your baby. Our nurses will discuss your baby's care plan as it changes with the growth of your baby. As part of this care, and to ensure your baby's safety, our NICUs are "locked units." This means we may need to exercise the right to restrict the number of visitors to protect your little one's health.
Please speak with a nurse or preferred hospital for facility-specific NICU visitation guidelines.