Scottsdale Shea Medical Center offers the Northeast Valley's most fragile or critically ill newborns specialized care close to home.
Our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is the only one in the Northeast Valley with the state's highest possible Level III designation. The NICU received the designation after completing a rigorous survey and evaluation by the Arizona Perinatal Trust. The Trust is a private-public partnership among hospitals, healthcare professionals, and state agencies throughout Arizona.
Level III designation means that our NICU provides the most advanced care for all newborns of any gestational age and offers care, when needed, for mothers with high-risk pregnancies.
The 24-bed Level III NICU maintains state-of-the-art equipment and is staffed by neonatologists — physicians who take care of premature babies or sick infants — neonatal nurse practitioners, specially trained nurses and respiratory professionals who provide 24-hour in-hospital coverage for infants and families who require advanced care.
The NICU has cared for babies as small as 460 grams (1.01 pounds) at 25 weeks gestation and as young as 24 weeks gestation at 700 grams (1.5 pounds).
The NICU's family-friendly policies encourage parents and families to remain close to their newborns.
Follow-up for NICU Graduates
Infants who have been in the NICU are more likely than other infants to have various difficulties with their development. Specially trained professionals can provide follow-up evaluations to identify any issues that a child may show at a very early age. This allows families to get early intervention and therapy services, if needed. Once services are in place, ongoing visits can monitor your child's progress and any identify any residual needs.
For more information please call 480-323-1200.