First established in 1974, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital was one of the first Regional NICUs
in New Jersey. Over the years, nearly 30,000 babies have received an excellent start in life from the experienced neonatal professionals
who care for them.
Over 1,000 critically-ill newborns and premature infants are cared for each year in the NICU. The Unit is staffed by attending Neonatologists, board-certified in Pediatrics and Neonatology, as well as highly experienced Neonatal Nurses, 24 hours a day, 7 days
a week. Neonatologists work closely with the Perinatal Center prior to birth.
Reasons for admission include prematurity, lung disorders, infections, birth defects or surgical conditions. Babies admitted to the NICU may have been born at St. Joseph’s or referred from other hospitals.
NICU services include nasal CPAP, conventional high frequency ventilator, whole-body cooling and inhaled nitric oxide.
According to data collected by the Vermont-Oxford Network on low birth weight infants from nearly 1,000 NICUs around the world, St. Joseph’s NICU consistently ranks among the top units for survival, critical outcomes and incidence of chronic lung disease.
In an effort to support and comfort families, arrangements can be made for overnight accommodations. There is a room dedicated to this use for parents.
Adel Zauk, MD, Chief, Neonatology
Kiran Bhat, MD
Fares Brnouti, MD
Subhashree Datta-Bhutada, MD
Jennifer Duchon, MD
Eric Lesser, MD
Luis Marrero, MD
Diane McClure, RN, APN
Gregory Menken, MD
Zarah Pua, MD
Stacey Rosenblum, MD
Linda Skroce, MD
Michelle Weissman, MD
Emergency Transport: 973.754.2229