Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Having a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is often an unexpected journey. Our Milwaukee NICU is a state-of-the-art, Level IV, 70 private bed unit, the only one in the state co-located with a birth center. We offer newborn care for more than 750 infants with various health problems every year.

The unit is equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of critically ill newborns. Learn more about our Milwaukee NICU facility below:


Ryker and Hudson's story

Photo of Children's NICU nurse Erin and her twin boys, Ryker and Hudson 

Meet our NICU nurse Erin and her twin boys, Ryker and Hudson. Erin received a whole new appreciation for the care that premature babies get at Children’s Wisconsin when her own twin boys were born nearly 8 weeks early. Both Ryker and Hudson spent over 5 weeks in our NICU. Read their story.