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About Neonatology

Neonatal care. When everything matters, you seek world class.


Through treatment and prevention, we’re reaching out to thousands. Each year, more than 3,000 babies receive the highest level of care in Newborn Intensive and Special Care Units at Nationwide Children's Hospital. With 254 beds on main campus, we are one of the largest neonatal centers in the nation. We dedicate ourselves not only to treating, but ultimately preventing all complications of prematurity, including Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) and neurodevelopmental challenges. The size and strength of our program allow us to provide the highest level of experience and translate that expertise into programs that address fetal diagnosis and therapies, across the spectrum of newborn conditions, to essential long-term follow-up care.

Some of these programs include our newly developed Comprehensive Center for BPD, which provides inpatient, outpatient and telemedicine treatment for babies across the country, as well as our Neonatal and Infant Feeding Disorders Program, which works hand-in-hand with Children’s Center for Perinatal Research.

It’s the combination of all of these things with the dedication and commitment of our teams and families, which allows us to provide babies with cutting-edge interventions, exceptional care and, in turn, remarkable outcomes.


Advanced facilities enable us to provide an advanced concept of care.


From the newly renovated NICU on our main campus to our multiple off-campus special care units, our patients and their families receive care in the most technologically advanced and family-centered environments available anywhere. Nationwide Children's Hospital offers one of the few private-room NICU spaces in the country, as well as a select number of double and quad rooms to accommodate multiple births; all designed to care for the needs of babies and their families.




The Section of Neonatal Medicine – Fast Facts

July 2015 - June 2016


Main Campus
Inpatient Discharges: 928
Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Discharges:15
Total Discharges: 943
Average Length of Stay*: 40.7
Average Daily Census*: 103.5
Patient Days*: 37,781
BPD-Pulmonary Clinic Visits: 43
Dublin BPD Clinic Visits: 276
Fetal Medicine Collaborative Clinic Visits: 180
Neonatology Clinic Visits: 3,135
Neonatology BPD Clinic Visits: 1,010
Neuro-Neo Clinic Visits: 220
Total Neonatology Clinic Visits: 4,821


Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Riverside Methodist Hospital:

Inpatient Discharges: 509
Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Discharges: 1
Total Discharges: 510
Average Length of Stay*: 23.1
Average Daily Census*: 32.2
Patient Days*: 11,751

Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Grant Medical Center

Inpatient Discharges: 304
Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Discharges: 2
Total Discharges: 306
Average Length of Stay*: 17
Average Daily Census*: 14.2
Patient Days*: 5,171


Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Doctor’s Hospital West

Total Discharges: 137
Average Length of Stay*: 14.5
Average Daily Census*: 5.4
Patient Days*: 1,980

Newborn Special Care Nursery at Dublin Methodist Hospital

Total Discharges: 159
Average Length of Stay*: 9.5
Average Daily Census*: 4.1
Patient Days*: 1,511


Newborn Intensive Care Unit at St. Ann’s Hospital

Inpatient Discharges: 403
Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Discharges: 1
Total Discharges: 404
Average Length of Stay*: 15.9
Average Daily Census*: 17.5
Patient Days*: 6,393

Newborn Intensive Care Unit at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Inpatient Discharges: 764
Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Discharges: 7
Total Discharges: 771
Average Length of Stay*: 19.9
Average Daily Census*: 41.7
Patient Days*: 15,234

*Excludes Observation and Outpatient in a Bed Cases
*OSU data only available from September 2014 forward



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