The Neonatology Division maintains the 52-bed Drs. Rouben and Violet Jiji Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for all critically ill neonates, including extremely low birth-weight infants and those with surgical, genetic and cardiac conditions. Specialists are available 24 hours a day.
A specialized neonatal transport team, based at the University of Maryland Medical Center, provides ambulance and helicopter transportation for critically ill infants throughout the state.
- Prenatal consultation with parents with high-risk pregnancies
- Lactation support for breast-feeding mothers of hospitalized infants
- Physical and occupational therapy for hospitalized neonates
- Nutrition consultation on patients receiving parenteral nutrition
- NICU Follow-Up Program coordinates neurodevelopmental screening from birth through age 3 and provides multidisciplinary support (nutrition, speech and language, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.) for graduates of the NICU and on children from other NICUs; the team also provides consultation on unresolved medical problems following discharge.
- Lactation consultation service for all breast-feeding mothers
- Kangaroo Care
Services to Physicians
- Consultation on complicated cases
- Educational outreach program to referring hospitals
- Assistance with outpatient management of NICU graduates
- Special treatment procedures
- Assistance with short-term and long-term management of residual newborn medical conditions