Giving birth is usually a time for celebration and joy. But if complications arise, it's comforting to know that this area's highest level of neonatal life-saving technology is down the hall. If you have your baby at St. Francis, you have that assurance.
Northeast Louisiana's Only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
St. Francis offers this area's only Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The NICU team consists of nurses, neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatologists, respiratory therapists, case managers, and lactation consultants, along with physical and occupational therapists. During your baby's stay, our team will work closely with one another in planning appropriate care for development based upon the needs of your baby and family, as well as assisting you in preparation for discharge.
Before you decide where to have your baby, know the difference a Level 3 NICU can make.
As a Level 3 NICU, we are equipped to provide comprehensive care to infants who are born before 32 weeks. Our NICU also cares for full-term infants with serious illnesses. Our pediatric specialists are also available to assist in areas of neurosurgery, cardiology, and neurology, among others.
With advanced imaging, a variety of respiratory support, and our own Neonatal Intensive Care Unit we are prepared and certified to care for critically ill infants.
Stay connected with your baby in real-time, any time.
Download the NicView app on your smartphone and log in securely to stream via our NicView camera (video only, no audio). Share your log-in with family and loved ones who can support you and your baby during your stay with us.
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