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 (YNHCH). The YNHCH NICU supports a high-risk obstetrical service and is one of only 2 level IV NICUs in the state of Connecticut. Every year, about 6,000 births occur at Yale New Haven Hospital with more than 900 newborns requiring admission to our NICU.
The Yale Fetal Care Center offers comprehensive, individualized care to expectant mothers during their pregnancy and to their babies after delivery. The multidisciplinary team, includes specialists from Neonatology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM). When a problem is diagnosed with an unborn baby, the Fetal Care Center will coordinate consultation appointments with various specialists. Coordinated care will be provided with specialist consultants, including Neonatology and MFM, as well as Pediatric Surgery, Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Urology, Plastic Surgery, Genetics, Neurology and Neurosurgery, and ENT depending on the condition.
The Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Neonatal Transport Program is dedicated to providing safe and timely transport to and from referring hospitals and our facility in order to improve patient outcomes in the newborn period. This service is provided 24 hours per day year round.
The Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program provides treatment for life-threatening heart or lung failure that does not respond to more conventional therapies. Yale established the first pediatric ECMO program in New England outside of Boston in 1992.