Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

On-Site Intensive Care for Newborn Babies

The Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital are among the busiest and most highly regarded units in the country. We have attained the highest recognition possible in neonatal intensive care, reserved for centers caring for the smallest and sickest newborns. Our NICUs use the latest technology and therapies available to offer critically ill newborns the best chance for survival and a good quality of life.

  • A Team Approach with Exceptional Experience: We have a dedicated staff of neonatologists, neonatal nurses and nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, psychologists, social workers, nutritionists, and pharmacists. Together they care for many critically ill infants each year with a variety of life-threatening problems, including extreme prematurity, respiratory failure, gastrointestinal disorders, congenital abnormalities (disorders present at birth), and congenital heart disease and other conditions that may require surgery.
  • Excellence in Nursing Care: Our NICU nurses are experienced and exceptionally well trained. Not only do they care for the tiniest of infants, but they also provide care, support, and education to parents as well. NICU nurses require highly specialized skills in the assessment and care of newborns and sick infants and are trained in a wide range of medical, technological, and surgical interventions.
  • A Network of Advanced Care: We have a 62-bed NICU at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and a 50-bed NICU at NewYork-Presbyterian/Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health, as well as NICUs at NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital.
  • Families Are on Our Team: If your child requires care in the NICU, our staff will offer you the compassion, guidance, and support you need during your child's stay with us. We encourage you to be involved in the care of your infant from the very beginning. Although we are high-tech and able to respond to the most critical medical needs of your child, we never forget that we are caring for your newborn baby. We will help you and your baby to breastfeed (if you choose to do so) and to grow and thrive in a developmentally appropriate way. We recognize that you are the most important member of your baby's care team, and we welcome your presence and input while your child is with us in the NICU.
  • Patient Transfers: Our 24/7 transport service can arrange for the transfer of critically ill newborns to our NICUs from referring hospitals via specially staffed and equipped vehicles. Doctors can arrange for the transport of an infant to the NICU by calling 1-800-NYP-STAT (1-800-697-7828).
  • Neonatal Comfort Care: We offer a Neonatal Comfort Care Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital to welcome babies with life-limiting conditions and to support their families.
  • Preparing You to Go Home: You may feel anxious about leaving the hospital and returning home with your infant. We can help ease this transition. Our goal is to help your baby thrive and to give you education and comfort you need to start your lives together once you leave the hospital.