Newborn Intensive Care Unit

  • Programs and Services

    Our Level IV Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) team is specially trained and experienced to care for the most complex health conditions in infants.

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    Allergy and Immunology

    Physicians with the Division of Allergy and Immunology offer services for the management of allergic disorders as well as for those with immunologic disorders.

    Audiology

    Audiologists in the Division of Audiology at Cincinnati Children’s provide newborn hearing screenings to infants admitted to the NICU. An auditory brainstem response (ABR) hearing screening is completed in about 10 minutes while the infant sleeps. A small earphone and three electrodes are utilized to stimulate and monitor the hearing nerve. This screening rules out any significant degree of hearing loss; it does not rule out a mild or progressive hearing loss.

    Cardiology

    The Heart Institute is ranked No. 9 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for cardiac care for children. Our cardiology experts deliver the highest quality of care for our newborns.

    Child Life

    Specialists provide sibling support and education materials to facilitate transition to home. Child Life specialists also provide materials to support a developmentally appropriate environment for newborns.

    Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

    The multidisciplinary Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Team has extensive training in evaluating and treating congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

    ECMO

    Cincinnati Children’s has been offering extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) since 1985 and was the 14th center in the nation to institute an ECMO program. Our ECMO team has treated more than 500 infants needing ECMO for respiratory and cardiac support.

    For more information about the ECMO Program, contact:

    Kim Burton, MSN, MBA, RNC 
    ECMO Program Manager 
    Kim.burton@cchmc.org
    513-636-8910

    Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

    The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition is ranked  No. 3 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our gastroenterologists work with NICU staff to diagnose and treat a variety of disorders.

    Neurosurgery

    The Division of Neurosurgery is ranked  No. 7 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our neurosurgery staff treats and coordinates multidisciplinary needs of our newborns when necessary, caring for more than 1,000 hospitalized patients each year.

    Ophthalmology

    The Division of Ophthalmology is one of the largest in the United States dedicated to the treatment of pediatric eye diseases in infants, children and adolescents, treating more than 22,000 patients a year.

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery is ranked No. 8 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our orthopaedic surgeons consult and treat newborns for a variety of conditions, including brachial plexus, spine and limb deformities and congenital hand issues.

    Otolaryngology / ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat)

    The Division of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery is internationally recognized for medical and surgical treatment of the ear, nose, throat and related structures of the face and neck.

    Surgery

    Our surgeons in the Division of General and Thoracic Surgery provide comprehensive general and specialized surgical treatment of a wide range of congenital (existing at birth) issues.

    Pulmonary Medicine

    The Division of Pulmonary Medicine is ranked No. 2 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our pulmonologists offer consultation, treatment and diagnostic testing for children with pediatric pulmonary diseases.

    Urology

    The Division of Urology is ranked No. 4 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our urology staff manages a wide range of conditions from common concerns to the extremely rare and complex genitourinary abnormalities.

 
  • Support Services

    Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Cincinnati Children's.

    We know this may be a stressful time for you and your family, and we want to help in every way possible. Please learn more about the additional services that are available at Cincinnati Children’s.

    Support Services