Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Lenox Hill Hospital
New York, New York 10075
The Department of Pediatrics at Lenox Hill Hospital includes a 28-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that is staffed by a team of specially trained physicians and nurses providing intensive, round-the-clock monitoring and treatment of low birth weight or sick newborns. In addition, our staff includes the full range of pediatric subspecialists and support personnel, including medical specialists, surgeons, developmental specialists, social workers, nutritionists, occupational therapists and lactation consultants, who work together to provide optimal care.
About 10 to 15 percent of newborns require some form of specialty care. Lenox Hill Hospital has one of the premiere Level 3 Neonatal care facilities, allowing our physicians to provide expert care in even the most complex cases.
The Department of Pediatrics is able to provide this outstanding level of care not only because of its state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit, but also because of its team of neonatal specialists. The NICU is staffed by highly trained physicians and nurses who have specialty training in care for these newborns. The NICU has a team of Neonatologists on call 24/7 who work in conjunction with Pediatric Specialists to ensure your child receives the best possible care.
Lenox Hill Hospital is dedicated to providing the best in care to its neonatal patients. The hospitals are equipped with specialists to treat premature and sick newborn babies. Special emphasis is placed on helping parents cope with the demands of having an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Patients also have direct access to other pediatric services at Cohen Children’s Medical Center if needed.
Many NICU "graduates" receive continuing care from a multidisciplinary health team through the Neonatal Follow-up Program. The team monitors infants through their first few years of life to ensure that their medical, developmental and psychosocial needs are being met.
Who is seen in the follow up program?
- All infants discharged from the Lenox Hill NICU <35 weeks gestation
- Infants at risk for developmental delays
- Infants with Genetic Disorders
- Infants with other medical Diagnoses at the discretion of the neonatal team
At each developmental visit, individualized home programs are provided. These are utilized to suggest toys, games, activities, feeding techniques and exercises. Referrals to necessary specialty services or Early Intervention will also be provided as needed.
Each visit will focus on your baby's development in the following areas:
- Neuromotor Function
- Muscle Strength or Weakness
- Growth and Nutrition
- Social Interaction
- Sensory Processing
- Developmental Milestones