UW Health specialists in neonatology provide intensive care for high-risk infants, including pre-term and full-term infants with medical or surgical problems.
Normal and intensive care for newborns is provided at the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Meriter Hospital. With over 450 admissions per year, this state-of-the-art nursery provides the latest technology, including neonatal surgery, to help patients through the most critical phases of their illnesses.
In May 2014, we opened a new 14-bed, state-of-the-art Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at American Family Children's Hospital. One of only two Level IV NICUs in Wisconsin, this unit provides services to premature and full-term neonatal infants requiring complex surgical interventions and/or subspecialty medical care found within a comprehensive children’s hospital. Typically, such babies are born with multiple medical anomalies and/or require immediate surgery to survive.
We work closely with our UW Health colleagues in obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine, available 24 hours a day, to provide consultative support for parents before the delivery of infants expected to require neonatal intensive care after birth.
In partnership with the University of Wisconsin, Meriter Hospital is a premier regional center for high-risk neonatal care. Our care team includes University of Wisconsin board-certified neonatologists, nurses, pharmacists and social workers along with physical, occupational and respiratory therapists.