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Our Lady of the Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital NICU

Having a baby is an exciting experience. Sometimes, baby comes sooner than expected. Health issues may arise at birth or soon after. The experienced, skilled and dedicated team at Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital is ready to assist you with cutting-edge technology and customer service advancements to enhance your overall patient care and experience.

Specialized programs and services to support you include:

  • Acadiana’s only Level III Surgical NICU
  • Only hospital in the region to provide exclusive human milk diet to very low birthweight infants
  • A variety of respiratory support, including high-frequency ventilation and inhaled nitric oxide in the NICU
  • Neonatologists and other pediatric specialists, including but not limited to, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Hematology/Oncology, Neurosurgery and more
  • The area’s most experienced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Transport Team able to safely “bring the NICU to the baby”

Safe and Swift Transportation

The NICU Transport Team at Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital is a highly skilled group of medical professionals with expertise in the care of critically ill newborns and neonatal transport. Under the direction of Board Certified neonatologists, the NICU Transport Team transports newborns via ambulance or helicopter to our hospital to receive the specialized care they need. Using a dedicated neonatal transport unit, the transport team is able to safely “bring the NICU to the baby.”

The NICU Transport Team provides:

  • A complete thermal-neutral environment for your baby
  • The latest cardio-respiratory technology, oxygen saturation therapy and inline blood pressure monitoring
  • Respiratory support including NC, CPAP and conventional or high-frequency mechanical ventilation
  • Inhaled nitric oxide
  • Portable lab and pharmacy
  • Ability to initiate whole-body cooling for babies with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
  • Option to attend high-risk births in partnership with referring physicians and hospitals

Our specially designed and equipped transport incubator includes a high-frequency ventilator and a transport cooling blanket, making Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital among the first hospitals in the state to utilize this life-saving technology in the transport of a patient.

Moms whose infants are transported to Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital are placed under the care of the OB Hospitalists so they may recover in the same facility as their newborns.

Learn more about NICUs across our health system

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4600 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette LA 70508

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Stay connected with your baby in real-time, any time. 

The NICU camera system provides the ability for parents who do not live in the immediate Lafayette area to see their baby in real time, any time. Parents can share the secure online portal log-in credentials with family and other loved ones, who they wish to receive access. Cameras do not transmit sound or record video. Parents can login to their NICview account on the NICview website through a secure internet connection. The video stream is only interrupted when the nurse or physician is caring for the baby.