Family lounge and sleep room For the neonatal intensive care unit NICU (1259)

Key points below

For the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

We understand it is very hard to be away from home with a sick baby in the hospital.  While your baby is here in the NICU, we hope you can find some comfort in having the option to stay close when possible.  Please read these requirements for the family lounge and sleep rooms. For everyone’s safety you must follow these at all times.  Your comfort and safety matter the most. 


We are committed to the safety and security of everyone in these areas.


Family Lounge

The NICU Family Lounge is a quiet place to relax and take a brief break.  There are lounges in the center tower the west tower.  Please use the lounge closest to your baby’s room.

The lounge has a:

Sleep Rooms 

There are two sleep rooms for parents.  The unit secretary assigns them each night after 8 p.m.  
Sleep rooms may be an option when you are unable to sleep at your baby’s bedside because there is too much equipment and not enough space.  Sometimes, it may be that there are a lot bedside procedures happening. 


Ronald McDonald House (RMH)

RMH is like a home away from home.  It is just two blocks north of Children’s Hospital.  They have a shuttle that runs to and from the hospital.  Out-of-town families may be able to stay at RMH while their child is in the hospital. Ask for a brochure or call Family Services at (414) 266-2800.  If you would like a room at RMH, staff can help start the process.  

I have read and understand the rules and guidelines of the family lounge and sleep room areas.  

I understand if my family does not these rules and guidelines, we will not be able to use these areas.