Newborn and Level II Intermediate Nursery

Newborn Nursery

During his/her stay in our newborn nursery, your baby will have several screenings and tests performed.

  • Jaundice check by using a non-invasive bilimeter
  • Oxygen saturation check with a sensor
  • Metabolic screening test
  • Hearing screening on the evening before discharge
  • The pediatrician may order the hepatitis B vaccine to be given before discharge.

Your nurse will explain all of these tests and any medications. There is additional information on infant care in your baby’s folder.

Level II Intermediate Nursery and Neonatology

RWJ Somerset is home to a Level II Intermediate Care Nursery in addition to the well-baby nursery.
There is an RWJ neonatologist present 24/7 to provide specialized medical care for infants born at 32 weeks or more. The nursery uses the latest technologies and monitoring devices to care for your baby. If your baby requires advanced care the specialized team within our Level II Intermediate nursery will provide that care.

If your baby is in the Level II Nursery, two family visitors are allowed to visit at a time, accompanied by at least one parent of the baby.

Babies who need more intensive care are stabilized in our Level II Immediate Care Nursery and then transferred with a special team to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick.