Special Care Nursery
Special Care Nursery - Level II
As expectant parents, you may be in the process of choosing the hospital where your baby will be born. The availability of a Level II Special Care Nursery could save precious moments in the care of your infant. It could even avoid the transferring of your baby to another facility. Bellevue's Level II Special Care Nursery is one of only three in northeastern New York that provides these specialized services for infants over 30 weeks gestation in need of non-surgical medical intervention and care.
Bellevue's 15 bed Special Care Nursery features advanced technology and is staffed by board certified neonatologists who are available 24 hours a day. The nursery was recently expanded and modernized as part of a larger Bellevue Woman's Center renovation project.
Our neonatologists work in conjunction with pediatricians, specially trained nursery nurses, lactation consultants, respiratory therapists and social workers to provide the best care to pre-term and high-risk newborns. We pay particular attention to every detail, from lighting and temperature to medical equipment, so that we can provide the best environment for sick and premature infants. The extra-special aspect of Bellevue's Special Care Nursery is the dedicated team of nurses who attend to the every need of the babies in our care, day and night.
The Special Care Nursery is located on the Upper Level of Bellevue Woman's Center. Parents always have access to their baby. Visits by siblings and other family members are arranged at the parents' convenience. As an infant's condition improves, parents are encouraged to touch, hold and feed their baby.
For further information or to contact our Special Care Nursery, please call 518.346.9583.