Specialty care for your new arrival
Newborn Care at Winchester Hospital
When you become a parent to a newborn who needs specialized care and attention, nothing is more important than knowing you're both in the best of hands. At Winchester Hospital, you are.
World-Class Care, Close to Home
Our 16-bed, Level IIB Special Care Nursery provides advanced medical care and exceptional family support in a warm and caring environment. In fact, many parents come to think of our staff as part of their extended family and stay in touch long after their baby has gone home.
As a Level IIB Special Care Nursery, we care for babies born at 32 weeks’ gestation and later. If you deliver your baby at less than 32 weeks’ gestation, we facilitate a transfer to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, within our system of care.
If specialty care is needed, we coordinate a seamless transfer to Boston Children’s Hospital, where our doctors have ongoing, collaborative relationships with medical professionals in their Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
We know having a child in the Special Care Nursery is scary. We’re here to guide you every step of the way.
Services We Offer Parents
Our Special Care Nursery provides parents and families:
- 24-hour, 7-days-a-week coverage by a certified neonatologist
- Access to a hospital-grade electric breast pump and lactation consultants
- Free on-site parking
- NicView cameras to view your baby when you can’t be here
- Specially trained support staff
An in-house neonatologist (doctor specializing in newborns) will lead your baby’s care while in our Special Care Nursery. There is a neonatologist on-site 24 hours a day here at Winchester Hospital. Your baby’s care team may also include specially trained:
- Case managers
- Lactation consultants
- Registered nurses (RNs)
- Social workers
We provide babies with continuous quality nursing and medical care and strive to prepare families and newborns for life outside of the hospital. Together, we work with your family to develop a care plan for your baby that's just as unique as their developmental cues and needs.