The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital provides the highest level of care to premature babies and other newborns who need intensive care.

Our Approach to Neonatal Intensive Care 

At CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital, we are committed to providing supportive, family-centered care for you and your baby. 

The NICU staff is led by board-certified neonatologists and is the only NICU in the state with newborn intensive care provided by them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

Our nurses and other care professionals provide expert, compassionate care to your baby. Our care team provides services that include lactation consultation, physical therapy and follow-up care. 

Your family is encouraged to participate fully in all aspects of care, and to freely ask questions of any other team members. 

We also provide resources for supportive care for parents and families. 

Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic 

Following discharge from the NICU, your pediatrician or healthcare provider will assume care for your baby. 

Sometimes very premature infants or those with complicated illnesses are seen at the Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic. This clinic is staffed by neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, physical therapists and a developmental specialist. 

The purpose of the clinic is to follow infants at high risk for neuro- developmental problems and other medical conditions related to prematurity. During your clinic visit, developmental assessments are performed by physical therapists and the developmental specialist. Infants may be referred to Early Intervention therapists, such as Birth to Three, for monitoring development in the home environment. They may also be referred to outpatient physical therapy or other resources as needed. 

Information about your baby’s progress is sent to your pediatrician. 

What Sets Us Apart

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Highest Level of Care

If you or your baby need a little extra attention, we are home to the region’s largest and busiest Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which is the highest level of care for babies with the greatest needs.  

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Neonatal and infant transport team

Our specialized transport team is equipped to transport premature and critically ill newborns and pediatric patients up to two years old. The team includes registered nurses, respiratory therapists and parametdics/EMTs, and is supervised by a neonatologist or pediatric specialist. 

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Pediatric Specialists

From your child’s precious first years through childhood and adolescence, our pediatric specialists provide a level of care you won’t find anywhere else in the state.