Neonatology

Memories & Milestones

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the N/IICU, Philly.com created an online slideshow featuring some of the unit's medical milestones and memorable patients. Check it out »

About the N/IICU 

The Harriet and Ronald Lassin Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit (N/IICU) is a state-of-the-art intensive care unit that provides care for newborns and infants. The unit serves critically ill newborns and infants who need general medical or surgical intervention, ECMO or apnea screening. It also accommodates patients with other medical problems who need the expertise of newborn intensive care staff .

Better meeting your needs

Our recently renovated and expanded NIICU has a variety of amenities for families and staff, including:

About our team

The newborn care team provides care to babies in the unit 24 hours a day. Our team includes:

Learn more about the role each team member plays in caring for your baby.

Teamwork in the NIICU

The nursing staff is organized into teams that provide family-centered care from admission through discharge.

The medical staff is also organized into teams, led by a senior neonatologist (a specialist in newborn intensive care). Fellows, pediatric residents, neonatal nurse practitioners and pediatricians work with the neonatologists on each team to provide care for 12-15 babies.

One of the medical teams is devoted to the care of newborns requiring surgery, and specialized nurse practitioners and surgeons work with the neonatologists on this team.

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Contact the N/IICU

N/IICU Handbook

Read our N/IICU Information for Families.  

N/IICU Virtual Tour

Having your baby rushed to intensive care can be a challenging time. Discover CHOP's clinical excellence, experience and compassion. Take our virtual tour »

Caring for your newborn

Read our Caring for Your Newborn guide.