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Parents 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.
Baby Blake had a whole team in place just for him, months before he entered the world. Diagnosed with spina bifida, Blake would need surgery within his first few days of life. Follow Blake's incredible journey home.
At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, we provide integrated perinatal care and research throughout our patients childhood, so that each one is able to reach his or her full potential in life.
Caring for more than 4,000 babies each year, we are one of the largest neonatal centers in the nation, dedicated to treating, and ultimately preventing, all complications of prematurity. We are proud to be one of just 18 elite research centers in the Neonatal Research Network, a national network of investigators leading the way in neonatal medicine.
We offer our patients and the community:
Neonatology at Nationwide Children’s includes the following programs:
These programs provide state-of-the-art capabilities for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of extremely premature and medically fragile neonates, including:
It’s the combination of all of these factors, along with the commitment of our teams and families, that enable us to provide babies with cutting-edge interventions, exceptional care, and in turn, remarkable outcomes measured across four categories.
We measure respiratory outcomes by airway support and the child’s ability to wean off of medications and oxygen. Nutritional outcomes are measured by growth and feeding milestone characteristics. Neurological outcomes are determined by evaluation of developmental assessment at various points in a child’s life. Social and behavioral outcomes are assessed by evaluating social skills at key points throughout childhood.
13% of pregnancies result in preterm birth.
:: $5,293,357 in external grant funding in 2010
:: 31 articles published in 2009-2010
:: Our faculty serves on more than 7 national committees
Dear NICU Mom: You are Finally Going Home
For the past 175 days, I have been a NICU mom. I have watched my daughter grow and thrive inside the walls of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. I have ridden the NICU rollercoaster, with all of its ups and downs, and it has been a tumultuous, bumpy ride. But this is my final stop. After 175 days, I am finally bringing my baby girl home.