What We Treat

Some conditions we treat include:

  • Infections
  • Respiratory failure
  • Newborn brain injuries
  • Birth defects
  • Pulmonary hypertension

Services We Offer

Our services include:

  • Children's at Egleston: Neonatal ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), Medical and Surgical NICU, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
  • Children's at Scottish Rite: Medical and Surgical NICU
  • Transport Services: Each ambulance is a mobile intensive care unit with the same quality of equipment found in the Children’s neonatal and/or pediatric Intensive Care Units.
  • Referrals: 24-hour telephone consultations are offered by medical and ancillary staff.
  • Neonatal ECMO: Extracorporeal life support is provided to neonates—children newborn to a maximum age of 28 days old. Because ECMO is risky, it is reserved to treat only infants whose other less invasive, less risky therapies have failed.

Expert care

  • State-of-the-art life monitoring technologies and life support
  • Access to more than 400 specialists in more than 30 pediatric specialties
  • Specially designed nurseries for newborn care
  • Commitment to meeting the needs of entire family

Interdisciplinary team members caring for newborns and their families in our NICUs include:

  • Audiologists
  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Lactation consultants
  • Neonatal respiratory care professionals
  • Nutritionists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Pastoral care providers
  • Physical therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Specialized nursing staff
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Social workers

Our Unique Approach

With approximately 1,000 neonatal admissions annually, our NICUs provide comprehensive care for critically ill newborns and premature infants in a specialized environment with 80 Level IV NICU beds. The NICUs at Children’s combine advanced technology and specially trained healthcare professionals to care for our tiniest patients in a specialized environment.

Meet the Team

Meet our NICU team