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Neonatal Unit (NICU) and Follow-Up Care

U.S. News & World Report in 2013 ranks neonatal care at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital among the nation's best. University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital is ranked among the nation’s best in four medical specialties.



BCH_2013neonatalogy.pngPersonalized, family-centered care for your newborn
Soon after birth, most families can take their newborn home. But sometimes a baby is born too early or becomes critically ill after birth. When that occurs, babies need advanced care they can get only in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or NICU.

Discovering that your baby needs specialized care is stressful. Our neonatal professionals understand your concerns and are ready 24 hours a day to take compassionate, expert care of you and your newborn. We’ve found that simply understanding the NICU and how it works can help reduce fears. If your baby is cared for in the NICU, our staff will clearly explain the situation, answer your questions and keep you informed about your baby’s condition.

Experienced, innovative care around the clock
Our providers specialize in personalized, family-centered care for the smallest babies and the most complex cases.

  • The NICU is staffed around the clock by specially-trained neonatal nurse practitioners, working with internationally respected, board-certified neonatologists from University of Minnesota Physicians.
     
  • The NICU team includes NICU nurses, respiratory therapists, licensed social workers, speech and physical therapists, lactation consultants, pharmacists, and nutritionists who use their advanced training and the latest technology to care for your baby. 
     
  • University of Minnesota pediatric programs have educated 80 percent of Minnesota’s pediatric physicians – we train the experts.
     
  • Our work in national clinical trials and research programs strive to continue improving outcomes for critically ill infants.

Selected as March of Dimes NICU Family Support program site
Our NICU was selected as a March of Dimes NICU Family Support program site—the only one in the Twin Cities and one of only two in the state. March of Dimes NICU Family Support provides information and comfort to families of premature babies and other critically ill newborns being cared for in a NICU. Guided by former NICU families, this unique program is built on a family centered philosophy. It addresses the needs of parents, siblings, grandparents and extended families.


Follow-up care to monitor development
When premature infants are discharged from the hospital we continue to monitor their development. Our team knows what to expect. Children born prematurely are often followed until they are entering school years. That means your child can be followed with an individual plan that works to maximize normal development. University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital provides follow-up care at three clinic locations: Minneapolis, Burnsville and Maple Grove.

Learn about the Grace Doffin Award for intensive care unit nurses at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital.

Care Team

Neonatology

Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.
 
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