Nursery & NICU
For years, families throughout Layton and the surrounding areas have trusted the doctors and nurses at Davis Hospital and Medical Center to provide the best in postpartum care. Immediately following the birth of your baby, you can rely on the experienced nurses and physicians in our nursery to care for your newest family member. Infant and maternity care nurses at Davis Hospital and Medical Center are both Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certified and S.T.A.B.L.E. certified.
We support rooming-in. However in certain circumstances, babies may need more frequent monitoring and mothers may require additional rest. Our always-monitored 32-bed nursery provides a safe and comfortable spot for your baby when you need time to rest. Maternity care nurses will provide assistance with Kangaroo Care (skin-to-skin) as you and your baby spend your first hours together in your new recovery room; lactation specialists are also available to assist with breastfeeding.
Nursery Visiting Policy:
The nursery is open for viewing babies from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The nursery may close at certain times throughout the day for special procedures. Children under 14 are not permitted to visit in the hospital during flu season, unless they are siblings. Please do not visit if you have a cold or fever or have recently been exposed to contagious disease.
Level III NICU
The highly trained staff members in our 16-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are committed to an exceptional standard of care for preterm infants and babies with special needs. As a Level III NICU, our staff and facilities are equipped to provide:
- Comprehensive care for low birth-weight infants
- Comprehensive care for pre-term/under-weight infants with critical illness
- Sustained life support
- Advanced respiratory support
- Prompt access to subspecialists
- Advanced imaging (including CT scans, MRIs, and echocardiography)
- Certified Ophthalmologist for ROP exams
NICU Visiting Policy:
The NICU is open to parents and grandparents from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visitation re-opens for the evening at 6:30 p.m. until 05:30 a.m. Children are not allowed due to the high-risk nature of infants in the NICU. Please do not visit if you have a cold or fever, or have recently been exposed to contagious disease. Nursery & NICU Security At Davis Hospital and Medical Center, infant security is a top priority. We use the Hugs® Infant Protection system, the #1 infant protection solution on the market, which protects 1.5 million infants around the world each year.
With the Hugs® system, each infant receives a small ankle band after birth, which prevents abduction and mother/infant mismatching. Hugs® also provides reliable location-tracking and monitoring throughout the entire hospital. With this secure system in place, you can have peace of mind that your baby is safe at Davis Hospital and Medical Center.
Additional Support for Families
If you require support of any kind during your stay at Davis Hospital and Medical Center, please do not hesitate to inform your nurse. From lactation specialists to social workers, a wide range of professionals are available to help you and your infant transition to and from life in the nursery and NICU.
Have questions about maternity care or the nursery and NICU at Davis Hospital and Medical Center? Call the physician referral line for more information:1-866-431-WELL.