Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The neonatology division is a large and growing section in the pediatric department. The attending staff of 13 full-time neonatologists have a diverse clinical experience and research interests which provide a well-rounded exposure to all aspects in the care of the neonate.
The 84-bed level-3 NICU at the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital is one of the largest and most modern facilities in California.
With its unique location in one of the most rapidly growing areas of the United States and several nationally and internationally acclaimed specialty services, the NICU at Loma Linda has become a major referral center for infants with cardiac, neurologic, surgical, and genetic problems. Opportunities abound for pediatric residents to manage premature infants as well as infants with other unique problems.
The phenomenal expansion of medical knowledge, advances in technology available in caring for newborns, and rapid population growth in the surrounding community have led to greater opportunities as well as greater demands on resident training programs.
Contract physicians, neonatal nurse practitioners, a nurse-managed transport system, and electronic medical records are used to lessen the demand on the pediatric residents and to heighten their educational experience in the NICU.
Our commitment is to provide pediatric residents with not only the best educational experience in neonatology possible but also with concern for all aspects of their development as pediatricians.