Fast facts about Penn State Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Penn State Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit:

-- is a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - the highest-level NICU.

-- is fully equipped with all forms of life-support, including continuous electronic monitoring of vital signs, arterial blood gas monitoring, respirator care, ECMO and total parenteral nutrition.

-- serves as a referral center for nurseries and other NICUs throughout central Pennsylvania.

-- has annual admissions greater than 500.

-- houses 30 licensed beds.

-- has 50 percent of its admissions as inborn admissions.

-- has neonatal transport service available for both ground and air.

-- has six board-certified, fellowship-trained neonatalogists, five nurse practitioners, and a team of neonatal nurses and specialists to treat the tiniest of babies.

-- has neonatal surgical capabilities available including cardiovascular surgery, pediatric surgery and neurosurgery.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009