If your newborn needs specialized neurological care, take comfort in the experience, skill, and compassion available the NeuroNeonatal Intensive Care Unit (NNICU) at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Here, we help newborns thrive, manage and, in some cases, overcome neurological conditions whether they were present at birth or at risk of developing because of certain risk factors, like preterm delivery.

Hope and healing begin here.

We’re here to care for your baby and support your family — from the day they are born to the day they go home with you (and long into the future). Our specialized team will create a care plan that meets your baby’s needs and supports their growing, developing brain.

Comprehensive Care for Your Child

Specialists at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children NNICU diagnose, treat and prevent many neurological conditions in newborns. Here, we bring together leading-edge technology with collaborative, compassionate care from providers with experience caring for a newborn’s rapidly developing brain.

The NNICU is housed within the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), ensuring your baby has access to advanced, proven, and outstanding care.

We treat and monitor many neurological conditions in the NNICU, including those that were diagnosed during pregnancy or after birth, developed during birth, or developed as a complication from being born too soon.

The babies in our care receive the most recent advances in care, along with evidence-based treatment, such as:

  • Neuromonitoring
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neurodevelopmental care

But, your baby’s care doesn’t end at discharge. We’ll make sure you have the support, resources, and follow-up care so that your child can continue to progress and thrive.

A Team of Specialists Dedicated to Your Child

Your baby will be treated by a team of specialists with experience caring for neurological and central nervous system disorders. Your child’s care team includes providers across departments and disciplines so you and your baby can take advantage of all the care and skill available right in our hospital, such as:

  • Neonatology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Genetics
  • Infectious diseases
  • Neuro-radiology
  • Palliative care
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Speech pathology

Together, our team will develop a care plan that’s tailored to your child’s needs — one that addresses their diagnosis, offers effective, evidence-based treatments, and gets your family on the path to going home.