The Intensive Care Nursery (ICN) and the Transitional Care Nursery (TRAN) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) provide treatment for babies with special medical needs. Our 30-bed Level III nursery (the highest care level) and our 6-bed Transitional Care Nursery are staffed by a team of physicians from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), as well as nurses, respiratory therapists and nutritionists who specialize in infant intensive care. The ICN staff treats newborns in the most high-risk situations from birth through to their transition home.
Our ICN provides space for parents to visit with their babies. The Intensive Care Nursery encourages family-centered care and includes a private room for breastfeeding mothers and special consultation rooms for parents to meet with their baby's care team.