Facility

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 The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Kentucky Children’s Hospital is a 70 bed, level IV facility that provides care to critically ill newborns from all across Central and Eastern Kentucky.  With close to 1000 infants admitted each year for medical and/or surgical reasons, and approximately 100 of those infants weighing less than 1000 grams, the KCH NICU cares for all neonates from the simplest to the most complex.  Services provided include conventional and high-frequency ventilation, nitric oxide therapy, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and pre- and post-operative surgical care.  KCH also has many pediatric sub-specialties available for consultation including:  cardiology, pulmonology, infectious disease, hematology, neurology, pediatric surgery, neurosurgery, ENT, plastic surgery, gastroenterology, radiology, ophthalmology, nephrology and endocrinology. 

The Division of Neonatology also operates an outpatient NICU Graduate Clinic, which provides developmental follow-up for at-risk infants.  Babies are seen here for physical, neurological and developmental assessments, as well as post-hospital management of on-going medical problems.  The clinic also provides evaluation services for infants at-risk for disabilities and/or in need of early intervention.  The clinic is staffed by an attending neonatologist, a physical therapist, dietician, psychologist and social services personnel.