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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The Division of Neonatology oversees the health and well-being of premature and critically ill newborns.
About the NICU

About the NICU

When your baby arrives, there is a whirlwind of activity and emotions. If your baby is born early (prematurely) or needs additional medical attention, those emotions can go into overdrive. You may feel scared, confused, nervous, overwhelmed — or even alone. At Cleveland Clinic Children’s, we want you to know that we are there for you. Our expert team is ready to provide your little one with the very best care right away. We will navigate every twist and turn of this unexpected journey — together.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Cleveland Clinic main campus is a Level IV, state-of-the-art 17-bed intensive care unit designed to care for newborns with the most complex medical problems. We also have Level III NICUs on-site at:

Our extensive team of 50 neonatal specialists oversees 87 NICU beds in the Cleveland Clinic health system.

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Cleveland Clinic Children’s neonatology program among the top programs in the nation. Learn how we offer the highest level of care for neonatal diagnosis, surgery and rehabilitation.

What Parents Need To Know

What Parents Need To Know

Cleveland Clinic Pediatric NICU Treatments and Services

Programs & Services

We provide exceptional care for our tiniest patients and their families.

Cleveland Clinic Pediatric NICU Our Team

Our Team

Our specialists provide expert care for premature babies and those needing special medical attention.

Parent Resources

Parent Resources

Cleveland Clinic Children’s is here to help you before, during and after your baby’s hospital stay.

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Medical Professionals

Medical Professionals

Physician Resources & Referrals

View our physician resources and learn how to refer patients to our NICUs.

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Training & Education

Discover how Cleveland Clinic Children's offers specialty training through its Neonatology-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship program.

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Learn how we pursue the guiding principle of ‘Patients First’ by improving patient care through research.

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Cleveland Clinic News & More

Patient Stories

Patient Stories

Quentin and his family found support through the March of Dimes NICU Family Support program.

After Ten Years, Parents Remain Connected to Their NICU Family

May 21, 2022

“We had the most amazing care --Quentin and us. They made sure we were in the know the entire time.”
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Patrick weighed just over a pound when he was born at 24 weeks and 3 days gestation. (Courtesy: Meghan LaFraniere and Cleveland Clinic)

One-Pound Preemie Heads Home After 124 Days in NICU

Nov 16, 2020

“His homecoming was beautiful. Four months old, and his siblings got to meet him! We’re feeling nothing but happiness.”
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Jacoby Arnold is thriving after being given only a 5% chance to live.

Sickest Baby in NICU Thrives After Given 5 Percent Chance of Survival

Apr 9, 2020

“All the doctors, surgeons, nurses, and respiratory, physical, occupational and speech therapists are truly Jacoby’s guardian angels here on Earth.”
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