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Clinical Care Services

The primary NICU for the the Division of Neonatology is at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital, where a new 19,000 square foot facility was opened in 2005. The new NICU is a regional perinatal referral center, with computerized state-of-the-art equipment, including both high-frequency jet and oscillatory ventilation, novel modes of invasive and non-invasive conventional ventilation, and inhaled nitric oxide. In January 2009, the NICU initiated the first head-cooling program in New Jersey for infants with perinatal asphyxia, using CoolCap technology for local hypothermia. The NICU is family-friendly, with breast-feeding facilities and overnight rooms for families. Patient outcomes consistently exceed national benchmarks. Faculty also provide neonatology services at other regional sites, including Somerset Medical Center. The Neonatology Fellowship Training Program is state-wide, including rotations at Cooper University Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center.

The Division of Neonatology is an integral part of the Department of Pediatrics, with the medical and academic resources of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School available on-site. The following pediatric subspecialists participate in patient care and education in the Division: surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesia, orthopedic surgery, urology, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, cardiology, neurology, radiology, endocrinology, nephrology, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, hematology-oncology, rheumatology, and pathology. The Division runs an active transport service for neonates born at regional Level II centers. Other programs include the High-Risk Infant Follow-Up Program, which tracks the outcomes of NICU graduates, the Infant Apnea Program, the SIDS Center of New Jersey, and the Neonatology Laboratory. In collaboration with Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists, neonatologists participate in the prenatal management, delivery, and perinatal care of high-risk infants with a wide variety of genetic, developmental, and prematurity-related issues.

Our Programs:

High-Risk Infant Follow-Up Program

Infant Apnea Program

Intensive Care Nursery Service

SIDS Center of New Jersey