UNC Children's Hospital Newborn Critical Care Center

The UNC Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine provides care for critically ill newborns and premature infants in North Carolina Children's Hospital's Newborn Critical Care Center (NCCC).The Newborn Critical Care Center has a capacity of 48 beds of which up to 38 are designed for ventilated or critically ill infants. Approximately 75 infants are admitted to the NCCC per month.  About 70% of these are born in UNC Hospitals.  Most of the remainder are referred from a wide area of central North Carolina with a few infants referred from adjacent areas of Virginia and South Carolina.  The NCCC is served by 11 board-certified attending neonatologists, 12 nurse practitioners, and more than 150 neonatal specialists from UNC Hospitals.  The Center averages 750 admissions annually, providing care to newborns from over 50 counties in North Carolina.  Learn more.