Dayton Children's has imagined a new, state-of-the-art NICU to provide even better care for the region's newborns for generations to come.
The newly-designed NICU will offer an array of enhanced features that have been proven to contribute to better outcomes and shorter stays for our most fragile newborns. Plans include:
Why a new NICU?
Dayton Children's has embarked on a long-range facility and campus renewal plan for the hospital’s Valley Street campus to improve the delivery of care to the region's children. The heart of the plan is a new 260,000 square-foot, eight-story patient tower in the center of hospital’s campus. Because nearly 70 percent of the current facilities are older than 35 years and have approached the end of useful life for the delivery of clinical care, the tower will feature all new spaces for specialized care. The tower's design will incorporate the most up to date features for delivery of the best comprehensive care to children in our community, including a new NICU for critically-ill newborns and premature babies.
Construction on the new patient tower started in spring 2014; the new NICU will be one of the first areas constructed. The patient tower is a $141 million project and the entire facility is expected to be completed in 2017.
Growing from a newborn struggling to breathe into a strong State Champion Athlete, Bryce's LifePrint began at Dayton Children's NICU. "Something that could have been a heart-breaking travesty instead turned into the beginning of my son's amazing life," says his father. Read Bryce's LifePrint.