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Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine

The Neonatology program at the Children's Hospital of Michigan at the Detroit Medical Center is ranked among America's best in U.S. News Media Group's 2014-15 Best Children's Hospitals survey and by Parent Magazine.

The 40-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children's Hospital of Michigan provides the highest level of neonatal care for the sickest and most high risk infants.  As a Regional Level IV NICU, the hospital has the capability to provide surgical repair of complex congenital or acquired conditions and maintains a full range of pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists and pediatric anesthesiologists on site. It is a leader in cooling therapy for infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, repair of abdominal wall defects and care of infants with chronic lung disease.

The hospital facilitates transport for sick patients and provides outreach and education. As a referral center, the NICU accepts transfers from other NICUs and accepts infants who have already been home. A dedicated PANDA One intensive care transport team, staffed by specially trained registered nurses and respiratory therapists, provide immediate response, 24 hours a day, to transport critically ill infants to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan from hospitals all across the state. Transport options include two dedicated ground ambulances, as well as by helicopter and fixed wing air for referral hospitals that are located at further distances.

The NICU maintains a ratio of one nurse to three patients, maintaining the highest safety standards for the most at-risk patients. NICU patients receive expert care from board-certified neonatologists and pediatric subspecialists.  In addition, a team of pediatric radiologists provides advanced imaging services using kid-friendly protocols. 


Out-of-town families can stay in the Ronald McDonald House, located next to the hospital.  For a small fee, families can stay in a hotel-style room with a bathroom.  Ronald McDonald house also has 24-hour laundry facilities, kitchen, lounge and exercise facilities.

For further information or to schedule an appointment call (313) 745-KIDS or toll-free at (888) 362-2500 or select from the following:


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