Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Fellows train in the Quentin and Elisabeth Alexander Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a pinnacle of design and state of the art technology. Opened in 2009, the 38-bed Level III Neonatal ICU admits approximately 1,200 newborns each year with more than 200 of those infants being < 1500 grams at birth.
Along with a nationally recognized group of subspecialists and surgeons, fellows manage infants with tools such as bedside ultrasound, nitric oxide, high frequency ventilation, and ECMO. NICU teams are also complemented by nutritionists and NICU pharmacists during rounds.
Rainbow 4 Transitional Care Nursery
The Rainbow Four Transitional Unit complements the NICU with the addition of approximately 40 beds. On this unit, fellows care for chronically ill infants, infants with Narcotic Abstinence Syndrome, neonates that require special care immediately after delivery, and patients transferred from the NICU as they are preparing to be discharged to home. Fellows work as part of a multi-disciplinary team on this unit that includes neonatal nurse practitioners, nutritionists, palliative care specialists, and social workers.
University Hospitals MacDonald Women’s Hospital/Newborn Nursery
Over 4,000 infants, including those with prenatally diagnosed conditions, are delivered annually in the University Hospitals MacDonald Women’s Hospital. Fellows lead neonatal resuscitations along with a team of respiratory therapists and neonatal nurses, and perform antenatal consultations for women admitted to MacDonald with high-risk pregnancies.
High-Risk Neonatal Follow-up Clinic
Originally established in 1977 by Dr. Maureen Hack, the High-Risk Neonatal Follow-up Clinic provides a setting for evaluation of NICU graduate neurodevelopment, continuity of patient care, and cooperation with the primary care physician. In addition to learning Baley assessments, fellows become comfortable with post-discharge management of premature infants including home oxygen therapy and growth/nutrition. Many fellows look forward to being able to reconnect with the patients that they formed a strong bond with during their time on clinical service
The Samuel J. Horwitz, MD Pediatric Learning Center (PLC) is a clinically oriented library focused on Pediatrics and geared to support resident and fellow education as well as assist in continued learning for all Rainbow faculty and staff.
The facility houses a printed reference collection, a number of computer-equipped work stations, and provides access to printing, scanning, and photocopy equipment.
The center is staffed by a full-time librarian and is open 24/7 with a door key code. Along with printed books and journals, the library subscribes to a number of electronic resources, available from the PLC website, and provides a number of specialized research guides and tools. Library services include reference and mediated literature searching, database training, and interlibrary loan assistance.