Lis Maternity and Women's Hospital

The Department of Neonatology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center combines the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the well baby nursery. Approximately 10,000 healthy babies are born and cared for in the Lis Maternity Hospital every year.

​The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) treats premature inborn babies as well as infants transferred from other hospitals in Israel and around the world. About 10% of newborns require additional treatment and support after birth. The NICU offers close and sophisticated monitoring equipment, advanced respiratory care using some of the most advance ventilation support devices in the world as well as advanced diagnostic and surgery facilities.

The Well Baby Nursery is where a healthy full term infant will spend the remainder of it's stay. Our nurses are trained and experienced in both mother and baby care. Following the birth of a baby, the mother may choose to have her baby with her all day, (rooming in) or may prefer that he or she spends time in the Well Baby Nursery while she rests.

blood tests and immunization are done according to the Ministry of Health's requirements.

Each newborn infant undergoes a complete physical examination by a doctor within 12 hours of birth and again before discharge.  Most infants are examined by a pediatric orthopedics and If needed, a consultation with a multi-disciplinary team of doctors from the Dana Children's Hospital is done.

The mother receives ample instruction about caring for her newborn, feeding and medical followup as needed, given by the nurses and qualified breastfeeding counselors

Associated medical units

Department details

+972-3-6925669; +972-3-6925619 - Neonatology A
+972-3-6925674; +972-3-6925688 - Neonatology B
+972-3-6925628 - NICU
Fax: +972-3-6925681
Sourasky Building
Wing B
Floor 3

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