Newborn infants cared for at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital receive technologically-advanced, specialized care from nationally-recognized neonatologists. We offer:
- An array of specialized services including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), neonatal surgery, cardiovascular surgery, neonatal neurology and neurosurgery, and all the pediatric medical specialties of a nationally recognized children’s hospital;
- Special ground, helicopter and fixed-wing newborn transport service which means we can service patients from a wide geographic area when time is a critical factor;
- Faculty known as world authorities on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), neonatal ventilatory support, and neonatal neurology, among other therapies;
- State-of-the-art facilities in the new Brandon Newborn Intensive Care Unit
- Co-location of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital with the Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, so that new mothers and babies can be cared for “under the same roof”
- Participation in cutting edge clinical research. We are a satellite site in the NICHD Neonatal Research Network, and participate in other multi-center research studies.
The Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine is a specialized, nationally-recognized group of neonatologists who provide care to newborn infants at the Brandon Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
The Brandon Newborn Intensive Care Unit delivers care to newborn infants through:
- The evaluation and management of problems afflicting newborn infants or originating in the fetal or newborn period
- Provision of critical care, including assisted ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, therapeutic hypothermia and many other modalities, by a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals
- Transport of high-risk infants from referring hospitals
- Family-centered support that recognizes the emotional impact of having a sick newborn
- Prenatal and postnatal counseling of parents and family members
- Consultation with the full range of Pediatric medical and surgical specialists
- Preparing infants and families for transition from the hospital to home
- A neonatal team is available 24 hours a day, should a baby require immediate specialized emergency care.
State-of-the-art services in our hospital allow us to care for infants with complex or unusually severe problems that challenge the resources of other centers. As a level IV NICU, providing the highest level of newborn intensive care, approximately 25 percent of our patients are transported to the U-M Health System Newborn ICU from other NICU’s for advanced therapies, such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), high-frequency ventilation and therapeutic hypothermia after birth asphyxia, or for coordination of complex care with our full range of medical and surgical specialty services.
Health professionals may request patient transfer or consultation by calling our Newborn ICU at 734-763-4111.
Schedule an appointment for our Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up Clinic by calling us at 734-936-6379.