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Expert Intensive Care for Newborns

The Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at Nemours Children's provide the best start in life for babies born too early or with medical problems. Our NICUs are Level IV, which is the highest level of neonatal care.

Newborn medicine specialists, or neonatologists, take care of babies around-the-clock in this high-tech unit. Pediatric surgeons and experts in every specialty have direct access to the NICU. If another hospital needs to transport your baby here, we offer critical care transport.

Our suites are family-friendly. They have whisper-quiet rooms for babies and private spaces for family members to sleep.

We understand that the NICU can feel scary. It isn’t what you dreamed of for your child’s first days or months. But our entire team is ready to do everything we can to help your baby grow strong.

Find Neonatal Intensive Care at Nemours

We have multiple neonatology specialists and locations — find the care closest to you:

Featured NICU

Our skilled teams of newborn medicine specialists in Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware provide 24/7 care in high-tech facilities. Learn about our state-of-the-art patient rooms, facilities, and programs.

Conditions & Treatments

We see a wide range of conditions — far too many to list here. The conditions we treat vary depending on the location and providers selected. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

Our Neonatal Specialists Offer World-Class Care

Every year, our NICU care helps hundreds of babies grow strong enough to go home to their families.


Babies we care for each year


Specialties we work with

Level IV

The highest level of neonatal care at both of our hospital NICUs

We offer 24/7 care for babies. Our NICUs provide round-the-clock intensive care for very sick newborns and babies needing ventilators (machines to help them breathe). Our NICU doctors and nurses work with specialists in every area.

We built our NICUs around what families need. We’ll keep you fully informed and explain everything in plain language.

We offer the highest level of neonatal care. At our hospitals, we provide care for the most critically ill infants, with onsite cardiothoracic surgery and neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) centers.

We can transport babies from other hospitals to our NICUs. If your newborn needs to be moved from another hospital to our NICUs, our critical care transport team will spring into action.

We can help you plan before your baby is born. We can work with you and your doctors to help diagnose conditions before birth. Creating a plan of care ahead of time is better for both the baby and the family.

When Your Baby Is in the NICU

Learn all about the NICU from the Nemours experts at

Mother in hospital gown smiles at her newborn who is swaddled in a hospital blanket.