Why Choose Us for Neonatal Neurocritical Care

  • Specialized, experienced care: The Neonatal Neurocritical Care Program is one of only a few programs in the nation currently offering specialized care for babies with neurologic diseases and brain injury beginning before birth. At CHOP, your child will have access to doctors, nurses and other clinical team members who are experts in caring for children with neurologic conditions from before birth through long-term follow-up into adulthood and providing ongoing care.
  • A commitment to advancing care options: Through research, state-of-the-art monitoring and cross-discipline collaboration, our program is at the forefront of advancing quality of care and treatment options for your child and all infants with neurologic disease or brain injury.
  • Special delivery options: Babies who are prenatally diagnosed with neurologic problems often require specialized care before, during and after delivery. When the condition warrants, we offer obstetric care, advanced prenatal imaging, fetal surgery and the opportunity to deliver in CHOP’s Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit (SDU), the world’s first birth facility in a pediatric hospital specifically designed for healthy mothers carrying babies with known birth defects.

    After delivering in the SDU, a mother can remain close as her baby receives coordinated, state-of-the-art treatment in the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit. Having this comprehensive care in one location enhances the well-being of babies born with complex congenital conditions.
  • Coordinated care that follows your child into adulthood: At CHOP, a variety of specialty programs are available to your child from before birth through adulthood. Team members from these various programs will work together with your child’s Neonatal Neurocritical Care Program team. For example, in collaboration with the Fetal Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity Program and the Neonatal Research Network, we are researching ways to protect fetal brain development, prevent brain injury before birth, and improve the developmental outcomes of babies who sustain brain injury.

    To ensure a seamless transition to outpatient care, we also partner with referring physicians and follow-up programs dedicated to the long-term management of children with neonatal brain injury, stroke, epilepsy and other neurologic disorders, and another studying the neurological development of children with congenital heart disease.

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