Physicians in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine provide care for critically ill and premature infants in the 58-bed Newborn Critical Care Center (NCCC) at North Carolina Children’s Hospital. The NCCC is served by 11 board-certified attending neonatologists, 20 nurse practitioners and more than 150 neonatal specialists from UNC Hospitals.
The Center averages 800 admissions annually, providing care to newborns from over 50 counties in North Carolina. The newborns we care for are typically born either prematurely (i.e., before the end of the 37th week of pregnancy, full-term being 40 weeks) or with life-threatening birth defects or medical conditions.
All major consultative services, including the pediatric surgery specialties, are available to assist in the management of neonatal-perinatal patients. The division's faculty utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, with pediatric subspecialists, pediatric surgical specialists, radiologists, pediatric physical therapists, nutritionists and social workers assisting in the care of infants.
Specialized services for critically ill newborns include nitric oxide, ECMO (performed in the PICU) and high-frequency ventilation. Learn more about our clinical offerings by visiting the Programs and Services Page. You can also learn more about the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine by visiting us on the Department of Pediatrics website.