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About Neonatology

Neonatal care. When everything matters, you seek world class.


Through treatment and prevention, we’re reaching out to thousands. Each year, more than 3,000 babies receive the highest level of care in Newborn Intensive and Special Care Units at Nationwide Children's Hospital. With 254 beds on main campus, we are one of the largest neonatal centers in the nation. We dedicate ourselves not only to treating, but ultimately preventing all complications of prematurity, including Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) and neurodevelopmental challenges. The size and strength of our program allow us to provide the highest level of experience and translate that expertise into programs that address fetal diagnosis and therapies, across the spectrum of newborn conditions, to essential long-term follow-up care.

Some of these programs include our newly developed Comprehensive Center for BPD, which provides inpatient, outpatient and telemedicine treatment for babies across the country, as well as our Neonatal and Infant Feeding Disorders Program, which works hand-in-hand with Children’s Center for Perinatal Research.

It’s the combination of all of these things with the dedication and commitment of our teams and families, which allows us to provide babies with cutting-edge interventions, exceptional care and, in turn, remarkable outcomes.


Advanced facilities enable us to provide an advanced concept of care.


From the newly renovated NICU on our main campus to our multiple off-campus special care units, our patients and their families receive care in the most technologically advanced and family-centered environments available anywhere. Nationwide Children's Hospital offers one of the few private-room NICU spaces in the country, as well as a select number of double and quad rooms to accommodate multiple births; all designed to care for the needs of babies and their families.




The Section of Neonatal Medicine – Fast Facts

July 2014 - June 2015


Main Campus
Inpatient Discharges: 997
Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Discharges: 4
Total Discharges: 1,001
Average Length of Stay*: 34.7
Average Daily Census*: 94.8
Patient Days*: 34,587
BPD-Pulmonary Clinic Visits: 68
Dublin BPD Clinic Visits: 253
Fetal Medicine Collaborative Clinic Visits: 148
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Clinic Visits: 0
Neonatology Clinic Visits: 3,159
Neonatology BPD Clinic Visits: 979
Neuro-Neo Clinic Visits: 212
Total Neonatology Clinic Visits: 4,819


Nationwide Children’s Hospital SNC at Riverside Methodist Hospital:

Inpatient Discharges: 488
Total Discharges: 488
Average Length of Stay*: 22.8
Average Daily Census*: 30.5
Patient Days*: 11,131

Nationwide Children’s Hospital SNC at Grant Medical Center

Inpatient Discharges: 300
Total Discharges: 300
Average Length of Stay*: 16.8
Average Daily Census*: 13.8
Patient Days*: 5,032


Nationwide Children’s Hospital SNC at Doctor’s Hospital West
Inpatient Discharges: 132
Total Discharges: 132
Average Length of Stay*: 15.7
Average Daily Census*: 5.7
Patient Days*: 2,069

Nationwide Children’s Hospital SNC at Dublin Methodist Hospital

Inpatient Discharges: 117
Total Discharges: 117
Average Length of Stay*: 10.9
Average Daily Census*: 3.5
Patient Days*: 1,272


Nationwide Children’s Hospital SNC at St. Ann’s Hospital

Inpatient Discharges: 325
Total Discharges: 325
Average Length of Stay*: 17.8
Average Daily Census*: 15.9
Patient Days*: 5,790

Nationwide Children’s Hospital SNC at OSU Hospital

Inpatient Discharges: 562
Observation and Outpt in a Bed Discharges: 1
Total Discharges: 563
Average Length of Stay*: 19.9
Average Daily Census*: 30.6
Patient Days*: 11,179

*Excludes Observation and Outpatient in a Bed Cases
*OSU data only available from September 2014 forward



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