List of level IV NICU's

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81Bubbles

81Bubbles, BSN, RN

Specializes in Nephrology, Peds, NICU, PICU, adult ICU. Has 15 years experience. 73 Posts

Here is the AAP's breakdown of the Level of Neonatal Care it might help with understanding the differences of III and IV

Levels of Neonatal Care

I believe Geisinger Medical Center in Danville PA is a Level IV

dreamMUSC

dreamMUSC

121 Posts

That is not a true statement! Level IV NICU's are not that common!

NICU Guy, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 7 years experience. 4,083 Posts

dreamMUSC said:
That is not a true statement! Level IV NICU's are not that common!

While they are not as numerous as Level I-III, they are not uncommon. Several states do not recognize "Level IV" and regulate their state as Level I-III. It doesn't mean that the level of care a Level IV provides is uncommon, only the Level IV designation.

HyperSaurus, RN

HyperSaurus, RN, BSN

Specializes in NICU. Has 10 years experience. 765 Posts

Level IV's actually don't have to be ECMO capable. Tacoma General and Swedish First Hill in Seattle are both Level IV, but can't do ECMO. They do have to be able to do surgical procedures, transports, and outreach education.

jennylee321

jennylee321

412 Posts

Cincinnati Childrens

xObabytiggerr

xObabytiggerr

Specializes in Acute care-Rehab. Has 3 years experience. 44 Posts

Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia has a 101 bed level IV NICU that just opened last year in January.

marmiesgurl15

marmiesgurl15

14 Posts

Children's Heathcare of Atlanta at Egleston is a Level IV also. We have a 45 bed nicu and do lots of surgeries and frequently do ecmo as well. No head cooling though, but then again we're not a birth hospital so all our kids come to us for (usually emergent) surgical reasons.

PeakRN

PeakRN

Specializes in Adult and pediatric emergency and critical care. 547 Posts

klone said:
We have at least two in Denver - UCH and Children's Colorado. Children's is the only hospital in the region that does head-cooling. They also do things like fetal surgery, exit procedures, PUBS/transfusion. All the neonatal specialists work between both hospitals (they're located on the same campus and are closely affiliated). I think Presbyterian-St. Luke's in Denver might also be a level IV.

University of colorado is only a level III, Presbyterian St. Luke's/Rocky mountain hospital for children is a level IV. RMHC actually has a larger NICU program than Children's Hospital Colorado. RMHC does head cooling, fetal surgery, ECMO, etc...

RMHC is affiliated with HCA, SCL, Centura, and a couple of other hospital systems in the region. CHCO is affiliated with the other Children's Colorado foundation/organization hospitals and the University of Colorado Health system (and a few small independent hospitals). CHCO also takes most of the transfers out of Denver Health unless the mom is high risk OB and the babies need level IV care, then they go to PSL/RMHC because they are the only hospital that does both.

newbienurse11

newbienurse11

19 Posts

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is a Level IV in Nashville, TN.