At the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, our board-certified neonatologists provide expert care for babies, including those who are born premature, have congenital or genetic disorders, or need surgical treatment for complex medical conditions.
NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island is a Level 3 NICU, as defined by the American Association of Pediatrics. This designation recognizes our expertise in prenatal and newborn care and our medical technology, which includes advanced cooling therapy for newborns who experienced reduced oxygen to the brain during birth. Our nursing team has achieved Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which reflects our commitment to excellence in nursing and providing quality patient care.
Our staff of neonatologists, specially trained nurses, respiratory therapists, and pediatric specialists is dedicated to caring for the smallest babies who were born before 29 weeks gestation or weigh less than 1,500 grams (3.3 pounds) at birth. Our survival rate is exceptionally high compared to all NICUs across the country, according to the Vermont Oxford Network Database, which tracks outcomes of very low-birth-weight preterm infants. We are consistently striving to improve the quality and safety of pediatric care, and are a member of the Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety Network.
NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island has one of the top survival rates in the country for very low-birth-weight preterm infants, according to the Vermont Oxford Network Database.
We are a Baby-Friendly hospital, a designation received from Baby-Friendly USA in recognition of our care and support for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. We help mothers to initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies as they are able, and our staff includes nurses certified in neonatal nursing or lactation support.
We also practice Infant-Driven Feeding™, which relies on your baby’s cues for starting and stopping feeding and is focused on putting your baby on the path to long-term feeding success. In addition, we offer music therapy in our NICU to help soothe infants and provide a positive environment to support their growth and development.
Parents are an integral part of each infant’s care team. We invite you to participate in family-centered rounds, where we value your input regarding your baby’s daily treatment plan and decisions about your baby’s care.
To help parents and caregivers manage the stress that accompanies having a baby who needs NICU care, we offer several support groups for parents, as well as a breastfeeding support group, infant CPR training program, and sibling support group.
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NYU Langone provides classes and support groups on topics related to newborn care, parenting, and breastfeeding.Learn About Our Parent Education Classes
When your baby is ready to leave the NICU, we connect you with the neurodevelopmental follow-up team that includes a neonatologist, developmental–behavioral pediatrician, physical therapist, and speech–language pathologist. They evaluate your baby and recommend interventions and referrals to programs to help your child reach key milestones and thrive.
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