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level_IIILevel III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has the capabilities to

  • Provide continuous life support and comprehensive care for the extremely high-risk newborn infants and those with critical illnesses. This includes infants born weighing less than 1500 g (3.3 pounds) or at 32 weeks’ gestation.
  • Advanced respiratory support such as high-frequency ventilation and inhaled nitric oxide for as long as required.
  • Prompt and on-site access to a full range of pediatric medical subspecialists. This service may also be provided by prearranged consultation agreement.
  • Provide pediatric ophthalmology services for the monitoring, treatment and follow-up of retinopathy of prematurity.
  • Advanced imaging, with interpretation on an urgent basis, including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and echocardiography.
  • Pediatric surgical specialists and pediatric anesthesiologists on site or at a closely related institution to perform major surgery such as ligation of patent ductus arteriosus and repair of abdominal wall defects, necrotizing enterocolitis with bowel perforation, tracheoesophageal fistula and/or esophageal atresia, and myelomeningocele.

Sunflower Neonatology Associates, LLC

11600 College Blvd., Suite 201  •  Overland Park, Kansas 66210
913-310-0225  •  Fax 913-310-0565