NICU: Taking Care of Our Littlest Patients

Bringing a child into the world can be an exciting and fulfilling event. Even under the best of circumstances, it is an overwhelming, stressful time for new parents. What happens when life doesn’t go as planned? A premature birth, an unexpected health issue, or complications can land Maimonides’ youngest patients in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). With so much on the line, it’s important for NICU babies to get the best care available. Excellent care and outcomes are standard in the Maimonides NICU. Our team goes the extra mile to not only nurse babies back to health and support parents during this transition.

Maimonides’ Compassionate NICU Team Goes Above and Beyond

An in-house, board-certified neonatal attending is on duty 24-7, 365 days to oversee patients in the Maimonides’ NICU, which is the largest NICU in Brooklyn. No matter the number of patients, Dr. Alok Bhutada, Chief, Division of Newborn Medicine and his department at Maimonides’ Children’s Hospital, make a point of developing relationships with each and every NICU family.

“Aside from specialized training, working in the NICU requires a great deal of compassion and empathy,” Dr. Bhutada explains. Parents and babies also benefit from the dedicated and devoted highly experienced nursing staff and the rest of the team. Keeping an eye on their newest addition is easy and convenient with web cameras parents can access 24/7 when they’re away from the hospital.

No Better Place for NICU patients in Brooklyn

Receiving high-quality care for NICU patients in Brooklyn starts with the team at Maimonides. The NICU at Maimonides is the largest of its kind in Brooklyn and one of the 17 regional perinatal centers in New York State.

During their stay, parents are taught how to care for their little ones once they are home.

For our tiniest babies, we have a private separate room where parents learn to take care of their baby before they’re discharged. It’s a warm, inviting environment where they can practice with the help of medical staff nearby.

Brooklyn pediatricians can also feel at ease referring infants to the Maimonides NICU. We provide comprehensive care for heart conditions, neurological disorders, infections, and many other life-threatening conditions. Call Maimonides Children’s Hospital to partner with our neonatal specialists to provide critical care for your littlest patients.

Take a look at current patient Joseph receiving excellent care at the Maimonides NICU.

For a closer look at the Maimonides NICU, visit here.


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