The clinical activities of the faculty and staff of the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine are located in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital - the first of its kind in the world. The NICU serves as the Regional Neonatal Center for Southern Connecticut, with referrals from neighboring states as well. Every year, about 6,000 births occur at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital and more than 850 newborns are admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Infants are transported from other hospitals throughout our region for specialized services such as surgery, cardiology, inhaled nitric oxide and ECMO. The average daily census in the NICU is 46, making this the largest clinical unit in the Children's Hospital.