Soon after birth, most families take their newborn home. But sometimes a baby is born too early or becomes critically ill after birth. When that occurs, babies need advanced care they can get only in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
The Section of Neonatal Medicine provides a comprehensive program of tertiary care for critically ill newborns. Three Level III NICUs staffed by a team of neonatologists as well as neonatal nurse practitioners and physician's assistants provide individualized care for the complex needs of each neonate In addition to the NICU, a 10-bed Continuing Care Nursery As leaders in neonatology, the faculty conducts continuing education programs for physicians and nursing staffs across the region.
Discovering that your baby needs specialized care is stressful. Our neonatal professionals understand your concerns and are ready 24 hours a day to take compassionate, expert care of you and your newborn. We've found that simply understanding the NICU and how it works can help reduce fears. If your baby is cared for in the NICU, our staff will clearly explain the situation, answer your questions and keep you informed about your baby's condition.
We offer the highest level of care for neonatal diagnosis, surgery, and rehabilitation. In addition, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is on site
Our Neonatology (NICU) offers specialty care for:
- Breathing and other respiratory disorders Congenital malformations
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Heart disease
- Hematologic disorders
- Inherited metabolic disorders
- Medical Genetics
- Neurologic problems
- Premature babies with birth defects