Neonatal Intensive Care

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.NICU at UCMC

Our 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.

Our Experienced Level III NICU

UC Medical Center’s (UCMC) is one of the area’s first and most experienced Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Level III NICU, a designation earned by only select hospitals, is a care center designated and equipped to provide immediate, quality care to the most critical infants. Our NICU has state-of-the-art technology and staff expertise to care for premature infants or those who require specialized intensive care.

UCMC 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 Your 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 visit, feed and bond with their baby 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 family visits 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.

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    University of Cincinnati Medical Center’s NICU was the first in the Cincinnati area to initiate a DEHP-free environment. DEHP is commonly found in many plastic products in healthcare settings and poses a specific risk to sick and preterm newborns.

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