Neonatal Services in the Community
St. Christopher’s neonatal experts provide services for infants that are delivered at local and regional hospitals that require a higher level of care in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. When needed, prenatal referrals are made to the pediatric surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, and other pediatric subspecialists at St. Christopher’s.
St. Christopher’s, providing the highest level of pediatric neonatal care, is staffed by a team of neonatologists as well as neonatal nurse practitioners and physician assistants. This comprehensive program provides individualized care for the complex needs of each neonate at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and local and regional hospitals.
Consultation is available from the pediatric subspecialists at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. When infants in the NICU require advanced neonatal care, such as surgical intervention or more detailed subspecialty evaluations, they are transferred to the NICU at St. Christopher’s by a dedicated transport team.