Following a visit from the California Department of Health earlier this week, Adventist Health Lodi Memorial received licensing to provide specialized care to premature and critically ill newborns.

The hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit was designated as a Level Two NICU after the department completed their inspection on Wednesday, according to a Thursday press release from Lodi Memorial.

Staffed by specialists from Lodi Memorial and the UC Davis Medical Center, the NICU allows premature and high-risk infants to be treated at the hospital, the press release said, instead of transferring them to other facilities.

Approximately 1,100 babies are delivered and more than 9,000 pediatric patients receive care at Lodi Memorial each year, according to the press release.

In addition to the NICU’s specialized nursery, Lodi Memorial provides care for pediatric patients in its inpatient, emergency and ambulatory facilities.

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial is located at 975 S. Fairmont Ave., Lodi. For more information, visit

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