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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)


Who we are

Every baby is special and needs the nurturing that loving parents provide in order to thrive. Sometimes, babies are even more fragile, born with special medical needs. PeaceHealth Southwest offers specialized treatment for these newborns in the Holtzman Twins Special Care Nursery/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

The Holtzman Twins Special Care Nursery is housed within PeaceHealth Southwest’s Family Birth Center. The nursery is designed to keep mom and baby close by offering private rooms with sleeping accommodations, so parents can be near their baby at all times.

A recent expansion of the Holtzman Twins Special Care Nursery and the NICU has increased capacity so we can better care for even more of these special babies and their families. We’re grateful to the David and Patricia Nierenberg family for the donation that made this expansion possible.

What we do

We offer state-of-the-art-technology, dedicated respiratory service for the newborn, a dedicated pharmacy specializing in newborns, and specialized nursing staff certified in neonatal intensive care nursery.

Our experienced team of board-certified neonatologists or neonatal nurse practitioners, from OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital's nationally ranked Neonatal Care Center, are on staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Support the NICU

You can help support the most fragile infants in our community by purchasing an art glass Tribute Tile to honor a beloved baby or anyone who is near to your heart. Your tile will be installed in our Family Birth Center and will remain a lasting tribute to that special someone.

Watch a KGW story about our NICU Music Therapy Program

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
400 NE Mother Joseph Pl
Vancouver, WA 98664