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NICU and Special Care Nursery

The NICU and SCN are staffed by teams of skilled healthcare professionals who work with you to provide your baby the highest level of care. This includes:

  • Neonatologists: Board-certified pediatricians with advanced training to provide intensive care for newborns with special medical needs.
  • Pediatricians: Board-certified physicians trained to care for newborns and children.
  • Pediatric sub-specialists: Pediatricians with specialized training in other fields including pediatric surgery, pediatric cardiology, pediatric neurology, pediatric otolaryngology (ENT) and pediatric urology.
  • Staff nurses: Registered nurses with special training to care for infants.
  • Clinical nurse specialists: Registered nurses with advanced training in patient education.
  • Neonatal nurse practitioners: Registered nurses with advanced training in the intensive care of newborns with special medical needs.
  • Respiratory therapists: Certified therapists who evaluate and treat newborns with breathing problems.
  • X-ray technicians: Registered technicians who take x-rays of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems.
  • Social workers: Counselors who are trained to help families adjust to the emotional and practical demands of newborns with special challenges. These individuals deal with issues such as discharge, housing, transportation, and financial arrangements.
  • Case managers/discharge planners: Registered nurses who follow the infant's progress from admission to discharge. Other responsibilities include family support, insurance issues, nursing visits and more.
  • Lactation consultants: Experienced professionals who can give mothers practical tips and encouragement about breastfeeding.

The staff members of the NICU and SCN are committed to you and your new baby. They understand this can be a stressful time, and will do everything to make this an outstanding experience for your family.

If you need to contact any of these healthcare professionals, call the Virtua Voorhees NICU at (856) 247-3831 or the Virtua Memorial Special Care Nursery at (609) 261-7053.

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