Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Sanford Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in Fargo and Sioux Falls offer unique, advanced healing environments designed to provide critically ill or premature babies with the latest in medical, physical and emotional care. Our leading neonatologists, pediatric surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, other specialists, neonatal nurses and pediatric anesthesiologists provide expert care and are available 24/7. Parents are given an active role in infant care and nurturing and we offer a variety of services designed to support families during their stay. When an infant or expectant mother needs to be transported to our care, Sanford transport teams are available round the clock.

Learn more about the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in:

  • Fargo
  • Sioux Falls - The Boekelheide Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Sanford Children’s Hospital.

When Your Baby's in the NICU

New parents eagerly look forward to bringing their baby home, so it can be frightening if your newborn needs to be admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). At first it may seem like a foreign place, but understanding the NICU and what goes on there can help reduce your fears and let you better help your baby.

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Jo-Ann Smith, MD, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Dr. Smith is a neonatologist and specializes in treating critically ill and premature infants in Sanford Fargo’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She works with a team of specialists to provide comprehensive care for newborns.

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