Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Penn Highland Healthcare Provides the Best Start for Babies

Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or NICU, at Penn Highlands Dubois and board certified neonatologist can provide critically ill and premature newborns with the highest level of care.

Since August 1, 1977, our NICU has grown into a16-bed unit with dedicated nurses, a nurse practitioner, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, speech pathologists and social workers, all with extra training and certifications, to work alongside Dr. Mohamed Hassan, a full-time neonatologist and medical director to provide care.

The NICU has state-of-the art technology, equipment and tools that enable us to offer the best care we can to our community’s families and their babies. “Our promise to our families is to care for their loved and precious babies with the highest respect for their precious lives in a family-centered, compassionate and caring environment, utilizing evidence-based approaches to treatments that are regularly evaluated and updated,” Dr. Hassan shares.

Visiting Hours

Parents are welcome to be with their newborn in the NICU, and the nurses are always available to help them understand and take part in their baby’s care. The visitors’ policy at the NICU is as follows:

Parents and grandparents are welcome 24 hours a day

  • Limit 2 visitors to a bedside at a time
  • Siblings are welcome when accompanied by a parent

Family Time: Weekends from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and 4:00 to 6:00 PM

  • All visitors must be accompanied by a parent
  • Limit 4 visitors during this time

These rules are subject to change depending on unit census and/or infant status.
Special restrictions apply during flu and RSV season, when we do not allow visitors under the age of 16.

Our Supporters

We thank our major donors for their continued support of our NICU.

  • Ride For A New Life
    Ride For A New Life is a benefit bike ride held every August 1990 to directly benefit the NICU. It is organized by the Jefferson County ABATE, American Legion Riders and the Christian Motorcycle Association, and it has donated nearly $300,000 toward equipment and education to help our tiniest patients survive.
  • Grady’s Decision
    Grady’s Decision is a non-profit organization that offers prayers, encouragement and assistance. Grady’s Decision can assist with parking costs, food, housing near hospitals and transportation, based on a family’s need.

    In March, Grady’s Decision hosts a dinner-dance specifically to support the PH DuBois NICU families.
  • Brady’s Smile
    Brady’s Smile is a non-profit organization was created to promote, improve, protect and sustain the health, emotional well-being and social development of children in need. For our NICU families, they bring comfort bags to patient and families, blankets, special CDs recommended by music therapists and monthly meals in the NICU.

    A golf tournament is held by Brady’s Smile each August to raise funds specifically for aiding our NICU families.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Penn Highlands
Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or NICU, at Penn Highlands Dubois and board certified neonatologist can provide critically ill and premature newborns with the highest level of care.

Penn Highlands DuBois

100 Hospital Avenue
DuBois PA, 15801
814-371-2200

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Conditions We Treat

Infant Illness
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Prematurity

Upcoming Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Events

January 20190212:00 AM

Mom-to-Mom Breastfeeding Connection - Jan 2

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January 20190812:00 AM

Breastfeeding Education Group - Jan 8

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January 20190812:00 AM

Newborn Feeding Class - Jan 2019

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January 20191612:00 AM

Mom-to-Mom Breastfeeding Connection - Jan 16

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