Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of PediatricsDanbury Hospital maintains a Level IIIB NICU to care for premature babies and those who are ill at birth. While most births have happy, healthy homecomings, in some cases an infant will need to stay in the hospital for a while.

About ten to 15 percent of newborns come into the world with complications. They are born premature and need to gain weight, or can have lungs that aren't fully developed.  Sometimes they have respiratory complications and other problems.

While you should always expect the best for your baby, you should be prepared and informed about the NICU if your newborn has a problem. If your baby goes to the NICU, you will receive an informational guide from your baby's nurse.

Common Newborn Complications

  • Premature or low-weight births
  • Underdeveloped lungs
  • Respiratory complications
  • Infections


We are proud to offer our community a Level IIIB NICU. It’s an advanced rating. Danbury Hospital’s Level IIIB NICU can provide comprehensive newborn care. We’re prepared to expect the unexpected.

  • Extremely low birth weight infants
  • Advanced respiratory care
  • A full range of pediatric specialists
  • Advanced diagnostic imaging for pediatrics
  • Pediatric surgical specialists and pediatric anesthesiologists on call and ready to perform major surgery if needed

The NICU is staffed by a highly trained group of Physicians, Physician Assistants, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners and an experienced nursing staff.  The NICU operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

NICU Reunions

Many families who have experienced with our Level IIIB NICU connect at our Danbury Hospital NICU reunion. Members of the Danbury Hospital staff join together to say hello and see all the growing, healthy and smiling babies who were born at Danbury Hospital and started off in our NICU.

Comprehensive Care for You and Your Family

Danbury Hospital maintains a Level IIIB NICU, and works together with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and our Family Birth Center to provide the best quality care for you and your family.

For More Information

If you have questions about Pediatrics, talk to your doctor about Danbury Hospital. For a physician referral call us at 1-800-511-9971 or search our Find a Doctor online tool.