Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Brenner Children’s Hospital is one of the largest and most comprehensive intensive care nurseries in North Carolina. Our NICU team includes neonatologists (medical doctors who specialize in the care of critically ill premature and full-term newborns), neonatal nurse practitioners, nurses and respiratory therapists, all of whom are specially trained to provide critical care for babies.
Our state-of-the-art NICU provides care for newborns with both congenital (before birth) and acquired (after birth) health conditions. This includes infants diagnosed with heart defects, infants born in respiratory distress and infants with necrotizing enterocolitis or sepsis, as well as many other neonatal health issues.
Our neonatologists work with a team of more than 120 multidisciplinary pediatric specialists across Brenner, including pediatric surgeons, pediatric gastroenterologists and pediatric anesthesiologists, to create individualized treatment plans for each baby we treat.
We understand how critical a baby’s parents are to the healthcare team and encourage parental presence in the NICU anytime, day or night. Our team of healthcare professionals works closely with you to identify your concerns and explain all treatment plans thoroughly. We continue to provide follow-up care for our babies at our Special Infant Care Clinic and we maintain continual communication with your child’s pediatrician during your child’s entire period of treatment.
A central part of the NICU research team’s mission is to aggressively seek treatments that result in better outcomes for our pediatric patients. Along with our extensive clinical services for critically ill babies, the neonatologists at Brenner’s NICU also engage in clinical research to find better ways to treat and care for our patients. For more than 10 years, we have been a part of the National Institutes of Health Neonatal Research Network; we partner with other leading medical institutions throughout the United States to conduct cutting-edge clinical trials that lead to better treatment and care for newborns and infants. Learn more about our clinical trials at www.wakehealth.edu/BeInvolved.
Brenner’s expert neonatologists and other health care professionals provide the latest in neonatal clinical care with state-of-the-art technology. We provide the best possible care and treatment for premature and full-term newborn patients and we treat all neonatal and infant health problems.
Learn more about Brenner’s neonatal services, our expert clinical neonatologists and the conditions we treat in our renowned neonatal intensive care unit.