Division of Neonatology

Leadership in Neonatology: University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

For decades, the Division of Neonatology at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital has been a nationally recognized leader. Advances developed right here in Cleveland are saving the lives of newborns around the world.

Since the early 20th century, some of the most respected and accomplished health professionals in newborn medicine have come to Cleveland to be part of our pioneering efforts. Researchers and physicians from UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital helped establish the medical specialty itself. The result of this tradition of innovation: more young lives saved.

  • U.S.News & World Report and Parents Magazine consistently rank our neonatology services in the top tier nationwide.
  • The survival rate in the Quentin & Elisabeth Alexander Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is among the best in the nation.
  • Innovations and medical discoveries here include advances in oxygen delivery; long-term research into childhood development after neonatal treatment; scientifically designed NICU architecture and the world’s first surgery table designed specifically for the tiniest patients – newborns and preemies.
  • Our neonatology pioneers have authored textbooks used both in medical schools and at the bedside, worldwide.
  • Our young patients have access to knowledge and skill derived from our leading clinical research.
  • In keeping with our family centered approach, families have access to important support services. Active Support Groups include bronchopulmonary dysplasia and neonatal bereavement.

Family-Centered Care

The Division of Neonatology oversees a wide range of specialty services dedicated to caring for infants with medical problems. The family is always at the center of every care decision. Parents, invited to stay with their babies 24/7, are kept informed, updated and involved throughout the entire hospital stay and beyond. This model of neonatal care has been adopted by other hospitals around the country.

Awards and Recognition

In addition to the U.S.News & World Report honor, many other organizations have recognized the Division of Neonatology with awards and citations, including:

  • The Quentin & Elisabeth Alexander Neonatal Intensive Care Unit received a Bronze Citation in the 2010 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase and High Commendation in the Design & Health International Academy's 2010 International Interior Design Competition
  • Magnet Nurse Status, awarded by The American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing, nurse leadership and quality patient care

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