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Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Cohen Children’s Medical Center

The NICU Quality and Patient Safety teams actively work toward sustaining our reductions in bloodstream infections associated with central lines. We actively work toward ensuring that oxygen therapy is applied within specified limits, unintended extubations are avoided, infant developmental care is based on physiologic principles, and human milk is provided exclusively. We conduct weekly unit-based safety rounds and a daily safety call to provide a venue where staff can voice their concerns and share best practices for safety.

The program features advanced ground and helicopter neonatal transport that includes lung rescue with high frequency ventilation and nitric oxide. The NICU offers extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), selective brain cooling therapy, advanced neonatal nutrition strategies, and extensive pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties, including general pediatric surgery, cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, ENT, orthopedics, and plastic surgery.

Cohen Children’s Medical Center is a leading center for child health in the country as recognized by the U.S. News & World Report. The neonatology program was ranked 30th in the nation and number 2 in New York state by U.S. News, receiving exceptionally high scores for:

  • Breast milk discharge rate
  • Minimizing 30-day readmission rates
  • Use of infection-prevention measures, particularly in the NICU
  • ECMO availability
  • Advanced clinical and support services.