A premature infant is an unexpected challenge for any parent, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can seem a strange and uninviting place. The Providence NICU provides highly specialized care for our tiniest patients and their families. Each infant has individual needs that require specific treatment plans. The NICU team assesses and treats any respiratory disorders, blood disorders, heart problems, growth problems, infections or other conditions. At the same time, your infant's medical team makes certain that you are an active part of the team, learning how to care for your new family member and provide the love and attention they need.