For more than thirteen years, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital at CMC-NorthEast has provided compassionate care for sick and premature infants with complex healthcare needs. The majority of infants in the NICU are 26 weeks gestation or greater (roughly three months premature), and require high level, complex care by a specially trained team of healthcare providers. Critically ill or injured children and their families no longer have to leave the local community to receive quality, specialized medical care. Neonatologists and pediatric subspecialists in the areas of Pediatric Neurology, Surgery, Endocrinology, Urology, Neurosurgical, Cardiology, Pulmonology, and Gastroenterology are caring for our NICU patients. In addition, highly skilled Registered Nurses, Registered Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists, Nutritionists, Medical-Social Workers, and Pastoral Care provide services to patients and families. Some key features of the NICU are a 15-bed, level IV unit (highest level of care), 24-hour coverage by a board-certified Neonatologist who are independent contractors, not employees of CMC-NorthEast, and a maximum 1:4 Nurse to patient ratio, depending on acuity of patient conditions. Learn more.