Affiliated with the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital and certified by the California Children’s Services, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is devoted to the newborn infant requiring specialized care. It provides stabilization of the initially ill newborn and intermediate intensive care and continuing care for growing newborns. Two UCSF Neonatologists/Pediatricians – highly trained physicians in the care of ill newborns – oversee the NICU offering families the security of knowing their infant receives the highest level of newborn care. Our highly skilled Neonatal Nurse Practitioners are in the hospital 24/7 in order to provide an immediate response in case of emergencies. The Natividad Medical Center NICU keeps parents and their children united throughout the treatment and recovery process. Natividad Medical Center also offers a neonatal transport service that has picked up sick infants from hospitals as far away as King City and Hollister and delivered them for treatment in Salinas.