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Newborn Medicine

The Regional Neonatal Center (RNICU) located at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center admits more than 700 sick newborns annually. We have the highest case mix acuity of any hospital in the entire State of New York. The RNICU cares for over 250 infants with birth weights below 1500 grams and over 110 patients below 1000 grams each year. We have the only high-risk neonatal transport program from Westchester to Albany. It is one of the busiest in the Greater New York Area, over 220 neonatal transport patients each year.

We routinely apply all of the cutting edge ventilator technologies, including high frequency oscillators, jet ventilators, flow synchronized ventilation and nitric oxide in a "kinder gentler approach to ventilation." Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygentation (ECMO) is now available. Approximately 20% of admissions are surgical cases that include acute illness and congenital malformations requiring cardiac surgery, abdominal surgery, neurosurgery, and orthopedic surgery. Clinical research projects offered to our patients and families provide opportunities to receive new therapies available only in an academic medical center. Our academic program offers positions for twelve Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellows. We are important contributors to perinatal research in multicenter trials, single institution trials as well as in basic research. Since its inception in 1982, founded by Harry S. Dweck, M.D., more than 17,000 newborns have been cared for in the Regional Neonatal Center. The Division of Neonatology is dedicated to the highest quality of patient care, teaching and research

New York Medical College
Division of Newborn Medicine
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, New York 10595
(914) 493-8558

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