Neonatology

neonatalCritically ill and premature infants need highly specialized care. Our family-centered team—obstetricians, perinatologists and pediatric surgeons, as well as nurses, therapists, social workers, and administrative and support staff—work with your physician to provide an unbroken chain of care for you and your infant.

Our neonatologists are on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are always available to assist physicians in the greater Kansas City area or across the state of Kansas, whether they request a simple consultation or immediate help from our neonatal transport service.

Care can begin before birth and continue in our Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, and on to our Neonatal Medical Home. Throughout, we welcome family and friends, balancing the needs of quality medical care and the psychological well-being of the infant, parents and siblings.

As an academic medical center, we're always discovering better ways to help children stay healthy and get well faster. Our physicians and staff are active in teaching, research and national trials. As a result, emerging treatments can often be offered to our patients before they are widely available.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

We know that premature babies are born fighters. Our neonatal intensive care specialists can help you and your brave little champ from the first big battle and long into the future.

As a Level 3 nursery, our hospital is one of the few in greater Kansas City that provides comprehensive neonatal care in one location. Our highly experienced physicians and staff provide around-the-clock, multidisciplinary care for newborns. We consistently meet or exceed national standards on survival rates recently seen in premature and other at-risk infants.

Our staff helps mothers and fathers bond with their babies, and visits from family and friends are welcome. This helps balance the emotional well-being of the baby, parents and siblings with high-quality medical care.

Visiting the NICU can be an overwhelming experience. We encourage you to visit and fully participate in your baby's care. We are happy to answer any questions.

Neonatal Medical Home

Once your child has graduated from the NICU, follow-up appointments will be held in the Neonatal Medical Home. Here, board-certified neonatologists provide primary care to children up to age five, with medical complexities.

Our specially trained staff provides well-child visits, acute care, retinopathy exams, breastfeeding support and RSV prophylaxis. Physical, occupational and speech therapists, subspecialists, dieticians, nurses, pharmacists, case managers and social workers are available to provide care at the clinic.

Located on the hospital’s first floor, the Neonatal Medical Home offers families the ease of a single point of contact for this highly specialized medical care. The clinic features five exam rooms specially designed for neonatal patients and their specialists.

Office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. To schedule an appointment or speak with a Neonatal Medical Home team member, call 913-588-6337. Learn more about the medical home model.