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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 2,100 babies receive the highest level of care in Newborn Intensive and Special Care Units at Nationwide Children's Hospital. In 2009, we had the 2nd highest number of NICU beds of all pediatric hospitals, according to NACHRI. As 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 abnormalities. This extraordinary number of patients allows 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.

We’re improving child health… before birth and beyond.

Parents Magazine Best Preemie Care 2013 LogoParents Magazine includes Nationwide Children's Hospital on its exclusive list of the 10 Best Children’s Hospitals in 2013. In addition to overall quality, Nationwide Children's ranks 6th in Neonatology services.


The Section of Neonatal Medicine – Fast Facts
July 2013 - June 2014

Main Campus
Inpatient Discharges: 838
Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Discharges: 3
Total Discharges: 841
Average Length of Stay*: 40.3
Average Daily Census*: 92.6
Patient Days*: 33,809
BPD-Pulmonary Clinic Visits: 110
Dublin BPD Clinic Visits: 220
Fetal Medicine Collaborative Clinic Visits: 86
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Clinic Visits: 22
Neonatology Clinic Visits: 2,946
Neonatology BPD Clinic Visits: 951
Neuro-Neo Clinic Visits: 198
Total Neonatology Clinic Visits: 4,533


Nationwide Children’s Hospital SNC at Riverside Methodist Hospital:

Inpatient Discharges: 502
Total Discharges: 502
Average Length of Stay*: 21.3
Average Daily Census*: 29.2
Patient Days*: 10,675

Nationwide Children’s Hospital SNC at Grant Medical Center

Inpatient Discharges: 319
Total Discharges: 319
Average Length of Stay*: 15.5
Average Daily Census*: 13.5
Patient Days*: 4,929


Nationwide Children’s Hospital SNC at Doctor’s Hospital West
Inpatient Discharges: 96
Total Discharges: 96
Average Length of Stay*: 18.1
Average Daily Census*: 4.8
Patient Days*: 1,741

Nationwide Children’s Hospital SNC at Dublin Methodist Hospital

Inpatient Discharges: 116
Total Discharges: 116
Average Length of Stay*: 8.8
Average Daily Census*: 2.8
Patient Days*: 1,026


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

Inpatient Discharges: 315
Total Discharges: 315
Average Length of Stay*: 19.1
Average Daily Census*: 18.9
Patient Days*: 6,019
*Excludes Observation and Outpatient in a Bed Cases

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