Babies born as early as 23 weeks or with serious medical conditions are treated in our Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at North Memorial Health Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital.
For most families, a stay in the NICU is unexpected. Its a time of fear and anxiety as they face an unknown future for their baby. A NICU stay is full of extreme highs and lows as babies face both challenges and advances while struggling to gain the strength they need to go home. Sometimes this continues for weeks or months, with normal life activities for the family put on hold.
While in the NICU, families work with our teams of highly experienced specialists. Providing care for babies born early or with critical care needs is complex, but our interdisciplinary approach brings a lot of experience. The team works together with families to make the best choices for their babies using the most forward-thinking technology, including brain-wave monitoring, respiratory support, and total body cooling when needed to ensure the best possible outcomes for each baby and their family.
Join us in helping these babies, their families, and the teams that care for them! All donations will directly support the NICUs and those we serve.
Learn about one family's experience after their daughter, Maya, was born three months early: