Neonatology and Perinatology

NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is the hub of the Regional Perinatal Network, which links hospitals throughout the tri-state area.

The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital is the largest and most sophisticated in the tri-state region. We have the immediate availability of every life-saving technology and considerable depth in every critical medical and surgical subspecialty area.

We also offer a program of Neonatal Comfort Care to welcome babies with life-threatening conditions and support their families.

The Division of Neonatology works closely with the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Women carrying high-risk pregnancies are discussed at weekly meetings between our two divisions. As a result, most of our NICU admissions are delivered at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.

About 25 percent of admissions are transported to our neonatal intensive care unit by helicopter or mobile intensive care. The transport team, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, works closely with the referring physician to assure that the infant is stabilized and able to be moved. Then, our expert neonatologists can diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the newborn infant.

Our policy is to admit any infant that needs the specialized expertise only available at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. Our excellent outcomes for neonatal intensive care are known throughout the world. We have been cited by the National Institutes of Health for our superb respiratory outcomes, and U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked us as one of the leading NICUs in the country.

Working together with other experts within a major academic medical center environment, we can help reassure prospective parents that they have come to an institution with the experience and resources to manage the most challenging conditions before and after the birth of their baby.