Critical Care Services


SPES Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a designated Level IV nursery for the Sacramento region. Its special care nursery is a Level II-designated unit for children who are seriously ill but expected to recover more rapidly.

NICU and special care nursery are staffed by neonatal caregivers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Working with subspecialists in other fields, such as cardiology and pulmonology, our neonatologists provide expert care for infants with a variety of congenital and acquired health conditions, including:

  •  Birth asphyxia
  •  Congenital heart disease
  •  Congenital anomalies (birth defects)
  •  Jaundice
  •  Infectious diseases like pneumonia
  •  Respiratory distress