Nurse with patient in the NeuroNICU

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Launches First Neuro-Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Michigan

Patient Experience

Children’s Hospital of Michigan is pleased to announce its newly developed Neuro-Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NeuroNICU).

Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s NeuroNICU is the first of its kind in the state of Michigan and one of a select few across the nation. This program offers a specially trained team of clinicians to address the significant need to manage and minimize neurological complications in newborn babies.

The NeuroNICU features a six-bed unit housed within part of the newly expanded and renovated single room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on the third floor of the Children's Hospital of Michigan Tower. The program will offer key pillars of care, including neurological assessments, diagnostics, neuro-protection therapies and advancements in neurodevolopmental care. The NeuroNICU is a collaborative effort between neonatologists, pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons, pediatric neuroradiologists, neonatal nurses, EEG technologists, psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, dietitians and social workers.

After the patient is released from the NeuroNICU, continuum of care includes a multidisciplinary developmental assessment clinic, where all neonatal neurocritical care patients will be followed for five years by a collaborative team of specialists in disciplines including physical medicine and rehabilitation and neuropsychology.