Dale and Karen Sisel Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

On July 2, 2019 we moved our tiniest patients into the new, state-of-the-art, Level IV, Dale and Karen Sisel Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Brenner Children's. This new space is one of the largest and most comprehensive intensive care nurseries in North Carolina.

A Level IV NICU is an intensive care unit that can care for babies born as young as 22 to 24 weeks gestational age with specialists that provide the best critical care for the tiniest, most vulnerable patients — giving them the best chance of not only surviving but thriving throughout their lives.

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:

View all of our specialists at Brenner Children's.

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 NICU Follow up Program 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 Children’s NICU also engage in clinical research to find better ways to treat and care for our patients. 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 Brenner neonatal services, our expert clinical neonatologists and the conditions we treat in our renowned neonatal intensive care unit. 

  • Neonatology (NICU)
  • 336-713-6428

  • Hours

    24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week