Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The Mary Washington Hospital Level III, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
provides a world class level of care to mothers and their babies in our
community and allows these families to be close to their homes, near family
and support systems.
The Mary Washington Hospital NICU admits approximately 350 babies per year
and provides care for newborn infants as small as one pound.
The NICU is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by board-certified
neonatologists from Children’s National. Neonatology is the subspecialty
of pediatrics which involves the medical care of newborn infants who are
born premature or with low birth weight, and those infants with birth
defects or problems with breathing, infection, or birth asphyxia.
In addition to our Children’s National neonatologists, we have a
highly specialized team that includes neonatal nurse practitioners, registered
nurses, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists,
case managers, dietitians and lactation consultants.
The NICU at Mary Washington Hospital also has a neonatal transport team
that provides ground ambulance transport for infants less than or equal
to 28 days of life. These transports allow for babies born at local hospitals
without a Level III NICU a local NICU option for specialized care.
Your generous gift will support the mission of Mary Washington Hospital
NICU as we provide care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.
It will also contribute to upgrading the facility with the latest technology,
medical equipment and the best environment for babies and families during
Thank you for your support! If you have any questions, please call the
Foundation office at