NICU baby in isolette

The Neonatology Division maintains a 40-bed 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.

Learn more about the Neonatology Division.

Patient Conditions

Comprehensive Evaluations

  • 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

Specialized Treatments

Research Activities

Special Programs

  • 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

This page was last updated: November 5, 2014

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