#1 in Neonatology

Our newborn and infant care is the best in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report.

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The Newborn & Infant ICU
Experience at CHOP: A virtual tour

Discover the clinical excellence, vast experience and compassion awaiting your child in the Harriet and Ronald Lassin Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit (N/IICU) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Support Services for Families:
Helping you help your baby

Having an infant who is sick and in the hospital can be a scary experience for many parents. Our psychosocial and developmental services team at CHOP can help you and your child.

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CHOP Newborn Care:
Closer than you think

Families across the Delaware Valley have access to excellent neonatal service through CHOP’s Newborn Care Network. CHOP provides comprehensive ICU care for newborns and infants at nearly 10 area hospitals.

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Neonatal Research: Changing
healthcare – one life at a time

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has one of the nation's largest pediatric research programs, spanning virtually every area of pediatric medicine. The new knowledge gained from our studies is improving healthcare for children worldwide.

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Why Choose Us

Multidisciplinary Team

Each year, more than 4,000 babies receive comprehensive, high-quality care from our multidisciplinary team of physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, RNs, developmental therapists and others, in the Harriet and Ronald Lassin Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit, in our specialty programs and throughout the CHOP Newborn Care Network.

History of Innovation

CHOP founded the nation’s first surgical ICU for newborns and infants in 1962. Our division has a history of innovation, a commitment to optimal care, and a strong dedication to training future generations of doctors, nurses and other care providers. 

Family-focused Care

Committed to family-focused care, we include all members of the healthcare team and the family in discussion related to each patient's diagnosis, treatment plan and progress.

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N/IICU Virtual Tour

Having your baby rushed to intensive care can be a challenging time. Discover CHOP's clinical excellence, experience and compassion.
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Support for You and Your Baby

We offer comprehensive resources for families to support critically ill babies and their families.

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Neonatologist Named to Institute of Medicine

Physician-scientist Phyllis A. Dennery, MD, FAAP, was elected to the Institute of Medicine for her major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, healthcare and public health. Learn more»

Celebrating 50 Years of N/IICU Care

Join us in celebrating five decades of milestones and memories in the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit at CHOP. View our slide show retrospective.