Compassionate, evidence-based care for critically ill newborns

The Division of Neonatology is composed of an integrated team of specialists that provide compassionate, evidence-based care for critically ill newborns from around the great state of New Mexico and neighboring states.  The state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UNM encompasses 52 beds, with an additional 12 intermediate care nursery beds.

Since its inception in 1971, the NICU at UNM's Children's Hospital has been committed to providing the best care newborns and their families can have.

We offer family-centered care for our patients with the most advanced technologies for both diagnoses and treatment, including:

  • State of the art ventilator support, to include high frequency and inhaled nitric oxide
  • Bedside radiologic diagnostic technologies
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Neonatal Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Whole-body cooling
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity Treatment
  • Access to consultation from faculty of virtually all existing pediatric subspecialties
  • Kangaroo and developmental specialty care
  • Exceptional nursing care and respiratory therapists

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