Programs and Services
The Perinatal Institute at Cincinnati Children’s provides comprehensive care to newborn babies with health problems, whether they are detected during pregnancy or found at the time of delivery. By providing excellent clinical care to all newborns, performing research to continuously improve the care we offer, and training the future leaders in neonatology, the Perinatal Institute strives to improve the lives of all babies.
Acute Care Nephrology
The Center for Acute Care Nephrology (CACN) is an internationally recognized resource for children and adults specializing in identifying health conditions that put patients at risk for acute kidney injury. The CACN offers comprehensive therapy options when treating acute kidney injury needs and provides Acute Renal Replacement Therapies, Acute Therapeutic Pheresis, and Acute Extracorporeal Liver Support.
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) Center
In the Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) Center at Cincinnati Children’s, your infant will receive compassionate, high-quality, and individualized care from specialists with extensive experience caring for the most fragile newborns. Our expertise is in treating children who have conditions related to abnormalities of the lung, heart, and airway due to premature birth. Treatment of BPD is unique for each child. We evaluate the level of lung, airway and heart involvement, and then personalize a treatment plan that focuses on your child’s type of BPD.
Center for Breastfeeding Medicine
The International Board Certified Lactation Consultants of the Center for Breastfeeding Medicine are committed to helping families reach their breastfeeding goals. Members provide comprehensive care to breastfeeding mothers and babies through education, advocacy, research, quality improvement projects, and exceptional clinical care. Lactation consultation is available to babies hospitalized in all areas of Cincinnati Children’s, primary care patients, and patients in the outpatient Breastfeeding Medicine Clinics.
Cincinnati Children’s Fetal Care Center
The Cincinnati Children’s Fetal Care Center, located at Cincinnati Children’s, provides the complete range of services for women experiencing high-risk pregnancies – everything from prenatal diagnosis and treatment to delivery, postnatal care and long-term follow-up. The center’s experienced team – including specialists from the Fetal Care Center, maternal-fetal medicine specialists from TriHealth and University of Cincinnati Medical Center and neonatologists from Cincinnati Children’s – collaborates to ensure that babies receive the best care possible. This team specializes in treating complex and rare fetal conditions, such as Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Myelomeningocele, and Bladder Outlet Obstruction.
Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center provides the highest level of care available to premature and critically ill newborns. As a Level IV newborn intensive care unit, the NICU is staffed by highly skilled physicians, nurses and other staff who offer advanced therapies in an atmosphere of compassion and concern. Neonatologists (physicians specializing in the care of critically ill babies) provide leadership for the NICU’s core medical team, which also includes pediatric and fetal surgeons, specially trained nurses, therapists, nutritionists, pharmacists, social workers and care managers.
Neurological Newborn Intensive Care Unit (Neuro NICU)
The Neuro NICU is a special intensive care service for newborns who have a neurological injury or concern and may be at risk for developmental problems. The Neuro NICU is housed within our NICU on the fourth floor of the hospital’s Critical Care Building, where premature and critically ill babies receive the most advanced care possible. The Neuro NICU team provides the type of care all children in the NICU receive—specialized, well-coordinated and family-centered. Our “brain-focused” experts have the training and skill to treat conditions that affect neurological development.
Newborn Intensive Care Follow-Up Clinic
When babies are discharged home from a newborn intensive care unit, follow-up care is essential to their health and well-being. The comprehensive Newborn Intensive Care Follow-Up Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s provides a comprehensive follow-up program for these high-risk infants. Our experienced team of physicians, nurses, and therapists and other healthcare professionals work together to care for children with complex medical needs and developmental concerns. By evaluating and caring for these children over several years, our team ensures that those with special needs receive the long-term, coordinated care they need to reach their full potential.