When your baby is sick, you want to make sure the best medical care is available. Having a baby who is ill is never easy, but you can rest assured that the neonatal team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center provides the best support for critically ill newborns. Our neonatologists have more than 86,000 patient encounters each year, which means we have a lot of experience with newborns.

Our reputation for providing the best possible care to newborns draws families from far beyond Greater Cincinnati. As part of Cincinnati Children’s Perinatal Institute, our neonatal team provides state-of-the-art treatment for our youngest, most delicate patients, based on the latest advances in pediatric research.

Giving Birth in Cincinnati

We believe that all babies deserve the best care from the start. If you’re giving birth in our area, your baby will usually be seen by a physician from Cincinnati Children’s, as we provide normal newborn care at nine area hospitals. To care for babies born with health problems, our neonatologists manage and provide specialized care around the clock at three area newborn intensive care units (Level IV Cincinnati Children’s and Level III University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital) and seven Level II Special Care Nurseries, which account for more than 2,300 NICU admissions each year.

Cincinnati Children’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides highly specialized clinical care and support to more than 700 newborns and their families each year.

Specialists in our Newborn Intensive Care Follow-up Clinic evaluate and manage high-risk infants for developmental concerns, supplemental oxygen therapy and complex management problems following discharge from intensive care nurseries.