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Celebrating NICU Awareness Month

September is NICU Awareness Month. Every year we care for approximately 350 newborns in Rapid City Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The NICU is responsible for the care of premature and critically ill infants born in Rapid City and smaller community hospitals throughout the immediate five-state area. As a Level III healing environment, our NICU is the only one of its kind in western South Dakota, with 28 beds and the ability to treat most neonatal medical problems.

This month we honor our families experiencing a stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the health professionals who care for them.