The Intensive Care Nursery (ICN) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania treats critically ill infants from all over the region. The hospital delivers approximately 3,500 babies per year, and the ICN has some 800 total admissions per year. The ICN team has expertise in the resuscitation of infants with complex congenital malformations including complex congenital heart disease, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, congenital cystic adenomatous malformation, abdominal wall defects, and hydrops fetalis.
The 36- to 40-bed ICN is staffed by neonatologists, fellows, pediatric residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Infants in the ICN may receive care from subspecialists including those from Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pulmonary, Hematology, Genetics/Metabolism and Infectious Diseases. Ophthalmologists perform routine weekly eye examinations and laser therapy as needed for retinopathy of prematurity. Cardiothoracic surgeons are available to perform PDA litigations in the ICN. The hospital's ICN receives infant transports to accommodate the increased referral needs for RDS management, ROP surgery, genetic evaluations and neonatal stroke workup.
Call CHOP Care Network at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 8 Ravdin
Philadelphia PA, 19104