Division of Neonatology
The Neonatology Division maintains a 40-bed Neonatal Intensive Care
Unit (NICU)and offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for all critically
ill neonates, including extremely low birth-weight infants and those with surgical,
genetic and cardiac conditions. Specialists are available 24 hours a day.
A specialized neonatal transport team, based at the University of Maryland
Medical Center, provides ambulance and helicopter transportation for critically
ill infants throughout the state.
- Prenatal consultation with parents with high-risk pregnancies
- Lactation support for breast-feeding mothers of hospitalized infants
- Physical and occupational therapy for hospitalized neonates
- Nutrition consultation on patients receiving parenteral nutrition
- NICU Follow-Up Program coordinates
neurodevelopmental screening from birth through age 3 and provides multidisciplinary
support (nutrition, speech and language, social work, physical therapy, occupational
therapy, etc.) for graduates of the NICU and on children from other NICUs;
the team also provides consultation on unresolved medical problems following
- Lactation consultation service for all breast-feeding mothers
- Kangaroo Care
Services to Physicians
This page was last updated on:
- Consultation on complicated cases
- Educational outreach program to referring hospitals
- Assistance with outpatient management of NICU graduates
- Special treatment procedures
- Assistance with short-term and long-term management of residual newborn
June 24, 2011.
For more information about UMCH or to make an appointment,
please call 1-866-408-6885 (patients) or 1-800-373-4111 (physicians).