Neonatal program overview
Children’s Minnesota neonatology program encompasses the largest high-risk neonatal care program in the Upper Midwest. Our fetal intervention and ECMO programs are also nationally recognized for exceptional clinical outcomes. We are committed to consistent care across the community; limiting unnecessary variation; identifying and spreading best practice; and rapidly addressing opportunities for improvement.
Some additional information on our program:
- 1,900+ newborns cared for annually by Children’s neonatal program.
- 500+ neonatal care experts including neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, pharmacists, social workers and music therapists.
- 500+ babies transported annually by the Neonatal Transport Team. Babies are transported by helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, and specialized critical care ground transportation with in-route capability for full ventilatory and hemodynamic support, body cooling and ECMO.
- Three Mother Baby Centers that combine Allina Health’s fetal and maternal services with Children’s neonatal and pediatric specialty care.
- 24/7 NICU coverage by neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners.
- 24/7 Neonatal Virtual Care for regional community hospitals, a technology that allows critical audio/video consultations during stabilization of newborns.