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Kalispell Regional Healthcare

For Referring Providers

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Neonatal Services Provided

  • Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
  • 24-hour coverage by a neonatologist
  • Attendance at high-risk deliveries
  • Thermoregulation
  • IV and arterial access including umbilical venous and arterial catheters, PICC lines and peripheral IVs
  • Blood transfusions and exchange transfusions
  • Spinal taps
  • Ultrasound, MRI, CT scans
  • Echocardiograms
  • Intubation and mechanical ventilation, noninvasive ventilation, CPAP, high flow nasal cannula
  • High frequency oscillator ventilation
  • Inhaled nitric oxide therapy
  • Therapeutic hypothermia and aEEG
  • IV nutrition, IV medications
  • Retinopathy exams and laser treatment
  • Postoperative care
  • Subspecialty care in consultation with pediatric subspecialists
  • Prenatal consultations
  • Telehealth consultations and delivery attendance

Neonatal Conditions Treated

  • Arrhythmias
  • Anemia
  • Nonsurgical heart defects
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage
  • Pneumonia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Narcotic withdrawal
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Prematurity
  • Infection
  • Jaundice
  • Apnea
  • Respiratory distress syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Spina bifida
  • Feeding problems
  • Birth defects/genetic disorders
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
  • Respiratory failure
  • Transient tachypnea of the newborn
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Seizures
  • Surgical issues
    • Hernias
    • Tracheoesophageal fistula
    • Omphalocele
    • Gastroschisis
    • Necrotizing enterocolitis
    • Bowel obstruction/atresia
    • Diaphragmatic hernia
    • Anorectal malformation
    • Lung malformation
    • Hirschprung’s disease

Neonatal Telemedicine

The Kalispell Regional Healthcare neonatal telemedicine program connects you directly with a neonatologist who can:
  • Consult on your patient and give a virtual examination
  • Give recommendations and help manage your patient
  • Help determine if a transfer to a higher level of care is indicated
  • Assist in facilitating an emergency transfer
This can result in a significant decrease in health care costs and an increase in patient satisfaction by helping to determine which patients need transfer to a higher level of care and which can be safely cared for in your own facility. This means potentially less travel for families, resulting in added convenience and cost savings.

Our specialized software allows us to help you monitor your patients, guide treatment, and develop a plan in cooperation with your local nurses and care providers. Following each patient encounter, the consulting physician will dictate a summary and provide it electronically to become part of the patient’s chart.