What We Treat

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals for pediatric neonatology, the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta combine advanced technology and highly trained healthcare professionals to care for our tiniest patients in a specialized environment. We also collaborate closely with the Emory University School of Medicine to improve outcomes for our critically ill neonates through our academic and clinical research partnership.

Our NICUs treat infants from metro Atlanta and across Georgia. Our providers have diverse expertise caring for an array of complex conditions. We have the only Level IV NICUs in the region with the experience and technology needed to treat any medical condition affecting newborns. Children's NICUs cared for more than 1,000 neonates and performed 837 neonatal surgeries in 2017.

Some of the many conditions that we treat include:

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

Services We Offer

Our services include:

Egleston hospital: Neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), medical and surgical NICU, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)

Scottish Rite hospital: Medical and surgical NICU

Transport services: Our fleet of ambulances and helicopters are specially equipped as mobile intensive care units with the same quality of equipment found in the Children's neonatal and/or pediatric Intensive Care Units (ICUs). They are staffed by critical care professionals trained to stabilize patients on the way to the hospital.

Referrals: 24-hour telephone consultations are offered by medical and ancillary staff.

Neonatal ECMO: Extracorporeal life support is available to treat critically ill neonates. Children’s has achieved the Excellence in Life Support Award from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization, which designates us as an ECMO Center of Excellence at the platinum level every year since the award's inception in 2007.

Fetal Care Center: This center serves expectant mothers across the region whose babies have been diagnosed in utero with congenital defects or abnormalities. Our team of physicians specializes in general and cardiothoracic surgery, neonatology, otolaryngology (ENT), urology, neurosurgery and cardiology to care for your newborn.

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 include:
    • Audiologists
    • Advanced practice nurses
    • Child life specialists
    • Developmental clinic
    • Lactation consultants
    • Neonatal outreach resources
    • Neonatal respiratory care professionals
    • Board-certified neonatologists
    • Nutritionists
    • Occupational therapists
    • Pastoral care providers
    • Physical therapists
    • Pharmacists
    • Specialized nursing staff
    • Speech-language pathologists
    • Social workers
    • Neonatal transport team

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.