Our tiniest and most fragile babies need advanced, specialized care tailored to their unique needs. At Levine Children's Hospital's neonatal intensive care nurseries, our board-certified neonatologists deliver critical, life-saving newborn care.
From the smallest premature newborns to infants with complicated heart disease, we care for babies with every neonatal condition, offering around-the-clock care and a full team of neonatology specialists dedicated to getting your little one well.
We recognize that you and your family are the most important people in your baby's life. That is why we want you, the parents, to be with your baby and be involved in the care of your baby as much as you can. Our goal is for you to become the primary caregivers while we support you. We value your input and suggestions.
We offer critical newborn care at three neonatal intensive care nurseries:
We also offer neonatal services at the following hospitals:
Our neonatal nurseries are equipped with the latest medical technology, including the ECMO heart-lung bypass for infants with respiratory failure, and therapeutic hyperthermia (body cooling) for babies deprived of air. ECMO is available only at Levine Children's Hospital.
Additionally, MedCenter Air provides a specially trained team to transport the most critically ill infants in the region to Levine Children's Hospital, the region's primary referral center for neonates.
Our specialized neonatology teams treat the full range of newborn conditions, including:
We are inspired by our patients' amazing stories, including baby E'Layah Faith, who was born 14 weeks premature at 10 ounces and 10 inches long, and is the smallest surviving baby born at Carolinas Medical Center. Read her story.
We want you to spend as much time as you can with your baby while they're in the neonatal nursery. We're committed to providing a safe and comforting environment when you visit your little one.
Our neonatal care team includes many specialists working together to care for your child.
Our neonatology care team also has complete access to all pediatric subspecialists at Levine Children's Hospital, including cardiologists, neurosurgeons, pulmonologists, nephrologists and gastroenterologists.
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