Holy Name approved to operate Level III neonatal intensive care unit

Pulse Oximeter Sensor and Drip Line on the Foot of Newborn Baby at Children’s Hospital

Holy Name in Teaneck recently announced approval and licensing by the New Jersey Department of Health to operate a Level III neonatal intensive care unit.

The new state-of-the-art facility is scheduled to open in late summer and will feature medical technology and a full staff of neonatologists, nurses, respiratory therapists and other specialists to provide care for newborns and their families.

Transitioning to Level III will allow Holy Name to care for the smallest infants, usually as a result of second-trimester births. These infants may need time on a ventilator and intensive care.

Holy Name previously operated as a Level II special care nursery and will continue to do so as such while the new facility is under construction.

This advancement follows the recent modernization of Holy Name’s BirthPlace, which together offers new parents more comfort and convenience — from family bonding time, to reduced levels of stress, and continuity of care for mother and infant.

Holy Name officials said the new facility shows it is committed to adapting to the changing health care demands of the community and aspires to provide specialized care for all newborns.