When your newborn needs extra care, you can count on Tower Health’s experienced NICU team. We offer timely, expert care for newborns right here — the most advanced newborn care in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Your family has access to a wide range of pediatric specialists and leading-edge technology and treatments.

We also care for infants who aren’t critically ill in our well-baby nurseries. You can be confident your newborn is safe and receiving care from compassionate, trained experts.

Level IV NICU Care at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Our Level IV NICU provides care for the region’s most critically ill newborns. We provide advanced treatments, such as lifesaving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), comprehensive neurology care, and advanced surgeries.

Our skilled NICU experts consult with specialists across Tower Health hospitals, ensuring our youngest patients benefit from the wealth of expertise and advanced services available here. If your newborn needs complex care, we provide safe transport. Your baby receives care within a system you know and trust.

Level III NICU Care at Reading Hospital

Our 30-bed Level III NICU offers the most advanced newborn care in Berks County. We care for critically ill infants with conditions such as brain injuries, congenital anomalies, drug and alcohol addiction. heart and lung disease, infection, jaundice, and prematurity.

Our trained NICU specialists, neonatal Nurse Practitioners and critical care trained Physician Assistants, use the latest equipment and approaches to monitor your baby’s health and provide care in a supportive, family-friendly environment.

Level II Special Care Nursery at Phoenixville Hospital

Our Level II nursery offers a little extra help for premature newborns with health problems that don’t need advanced care. We also provide care for infants after they leave the NICU and babies who need breathing equipment. We encourage you to visit and hold your baby while they’re here — we make sure you’re involved in their care.

Neonatologists, neonatal and critical care nurse practitioners, and nurses offer expert care 24/7. Depending on your child’s needs, their care team may include providers who specialize in vision, hearing, respiratory therapy, rehabilitation, and other pediatric specialties.

We offer: 

  • Hearing and vision tests
  • Breathing therapies, such as CPAP therapy
  • Care for babies requiring ventilation support are kept for 24 hours and then transferred to our NICU
  • Breastfeeding support from international board-certified lactation consultants (IBCLCs) 
  • Consultations with Tower Health pediatric specialists (if needed)

Our Approach to Care 

Our neonatologists, NICU nurses, therapists, and other trained staff provide round-the-clock care to infants who need extra attention. We know it isn’t easy when you can’t take your baby home right away, so we do everything we can to support your family and put you at ease.

We encourage you to hold and talk to your baby — it’s healthy for both of you. We make sure you take part in your baby’s care, and you’re well-informed every step of the way. If you want to breastfeed, our lactation consultants help you get started. You can count on a family-friendly environment and a trained, compassionate team that’s here to support you.

Visiting Guidelines

Parents may visit their newborns at any time. In some instances, we may change visiting guidelines to ensure the health of our youngest patients.