According to the March of Dimes, 1 out of 10 newborns needs specialized, intensive care. Delivering your baby at University of Cincinnati Medical Center gives you confidence knowing that our world-class, full-service Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) is available if your infant needs extra care.
We are leaders in newborn care. Our experienced team of healthcare professionals, with various areas of expertise, provides fully coordinated care for your newborn. Our approach is family-centered and values families as important members of the care team.
A Team Of Neonatal Specialists
Neonatologists at University of Cincinnati Medical Center specialize in caring for the tiniest of patients—especially critically ill premature and full-term newborns. Our NICU team is composed of world-renowned neonatologists, specialized nurses, medical resident physicians, and a multidisciplinary team of support specialists. It’s a close-knit group that works round-the-clock and is able to address any infant’s need at a moment’s notice.
We are recognized across the country for our high standard of care and excellent outcomes. Our team of healthcare professionals provides outstanding, personalized care, and works closely with families to explain all treatment plans and address any concerns.
Backed by the academic strength of the University of Cincinnati, and the physicians and researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, we provide you and your baby high-quality, innovative medical treatment and care.
Experienced Level III Neonatal Intensive Care
UC Medical Center is home to one of the area’s first and most experienced Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU). This is a designation earned by only a few select hospitals equipped to provide advanced specialty care to the most critical infants. Our NICU has state-of-the-art technology and cross-departmental expertise to care for premature infants or those who require specialized intensive care.
UC Medical Center is a pioneer in neonatal care–from offering the most innovative technology to help preterm babies breathe easier to participating in the first surfactant studies 20 years ago that revolutionized care, and outcomes, for our tiniest patients.
Around the Clock Care for Peace of Mind
With a dedication to patient family care, you can expect an environment that promotes comfort and stability. Our knowledgeable nurses and staff use their medical training and experience to create an atmosphere that supports your role as a parent. Babies are snuggled and maintained in a fetal position with special positioning aids to support their natural growth and development. Parents are encouraged to be with their baby, feed and bond as much as possible, even if the baby is on a ventilator.
Kangaroo Care is private bonding time that has a positive impact on both baby and parents. Family is the most important and constant factor in the life of an infant—our NICU welcomes families nearly 24 hours a day. We encourage parents to participate in daily rounds with the NICU team.
To respect the privacy and safety of our NICU families, our unit is safe and secure, utilizing screened admittance and camera access for constant visitor surveillance. Visitors are also coached on good hand-washing techniques before admittance to the unit to promote a safe and infection-free environment for your infant.
Neonatal Intensive Care News
- Mar 23, 2017
At 28 weeks pregnant, Deangela Futch and Anthony Mullins, Jr., were thrilled to have just discovered their baby’s gender. In just three months, the West [...]
- Mar 28, 2016
- Dec 11, 2015
- Mar 27, 2015
One Mom’s Journey to UC Medical Center’s NICU and Beyond At 28 weeks pregnant and plans to deliver her baby in three months at The [...]
- Jun 04, 2014
CINCINNATI—A new Ohio study demonstrates that women who have shorter birth spacing between the last delivery and their next conception have shorter pregnancy lengths, which [...]
- May 19, 2014
The Cincinnati Enquirer—Article features University of Cincinnati Medical Center
- May 19, 2014
WVXU, 91.7 FM—Article features University of Cincinnati Medical Center
- Apr 03, 2014
Elaine Zeinner and her husband, Joe, were ecstatic to learn that they were expecting twins. After two years of fertility treatments, including two rounds of [...]
- Apr 03, 2014
At just 30 years old and already the mother of a healthy 8 year-old son, Andrea Kimmey’s second pregnancy did not start out high-risk. But [...]
- Feb 10, 2014
By Rebecca Sorrels, RN When Dr. Raphael Mena finished his neonatal fellowship at University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center (UCMC) in June, 2011, he asked me [...]