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 to create individualized treatment plans for each baby we treat. Specialists we work with include:
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
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.