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Over the last 50 years, the specialty of neonatology (newborn medicine) was developed to increase the survival chances of babies born ill or prematurely and to improve their developmental outcomes. Over the past decade, there have been a lot of advancements in the field focused on creating an environment that meets an infants' physiological, emotional and developmental needs.
All of Penn's Intensive Care Nurseries (ICN) are staffed by highly trained physicians in infant intensive care from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The Level III ICNs offer the highest level of care for sick and premature infants. Family visitation is strongly encouraged, and Penn provides private settings for breastfeeding and for parents to meet their baby's care team.
At Penn Medicine, we've been at the forefront of neonatal services since the mid 1950's.
Penn neonatologists provides family-centered care for critically ill and premature infants.