Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UP Health System - Marquette is the region's only intensive care unit specializing in the care of ill or premature newborn infants. Our NICU is staffed by expert neonatologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, and medical professionals who are trained in life-saving care of newborns. 

Our compassionate staff goes above and beyond to ensure that you and your child are comfortable. Your newborn may be placed in an incubator, to create conditions that mimic a mother's womb. This ensures an optimal growth environment for a prematurely born child. The incubator balances just the right amount of heat, humidity, and in some cases, oxygen, depending on your newborn's needs.

We're here for you and your newborn to provide the very best possible care at all times, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

Parent's Guide

Nurses in the NICU will spend the most hands-on time with your baby. UP Health System - Marquette NICU medical staff and caregivers have been trained extensively in working with premature babies, resuscitating newborns, and operating equipment that aids in the healthy development of your child. Our staff includes:

  • Board-Certified Neonatologists
  • Board Certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Neonatal Nurses
  • Comprehensive Family Education & Support
  • Special Diagnostic Equipment & Advanced Technology
  • Rooming In
  • Kangaroo Care
  • Developmental Interventions
  • Infant CPR Classes
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified Staff

Conditions Treated

  • Prematurity
  • Respiratory Distress
  • Severe Hemorrhage
  • Shock
  • Infants with HIV/AIDS
  • Cardiac Defects or Congenital Hearts
  • Acute Neurological Events
  • Organ/GI Failure
  • Renal Diseases
  • Fetal Distress
  • Trauma
  • Anomalies/Birth Defects
  • Low Birth Weight Infants
  • Metabolic/Chromosomal Disorders

Neonatal Transport Services

We serve the entire Upper Peninsula. For Neonatal Transport Services, call 1.800.562.9753, ext. 3358 or ask for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to initiate.


For more information, contact 906.225.3358.