Clinical Training

The Division of Neonatology at University of Nebraska Medical Center is responsible for staffing the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at Nebraska Medicine and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. Fellows rotate through both the Nebraska Medicine and Children’s. They interact with maternal-fetal medicine specialists, pediatric surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, and other pediatric subspecialists. During their clinical time the fellows provide supervision and teaching of the pediatric house officers at high-risk deliveries and work with house staff in the stabilization and initial management of all new patients. The fellows also work closely with the attending neonatologists, assuming greater teaching, leadership, and patient care responsibilities as the fellowship progresses. In-house night call averages one night in five. The fellows assist as medical command for neonatal transports (air and ground) while on service.

Nebraska Medicine

The Nebraska Medicine NICU is equipped with 38 beds and admits approximately 500 infants each year and has an average daily census of 22 patients. The NICU is contiguous to the delivery suites as well as a perinatal intensive care unit for high-risk obstetrical patients. Nebraska Medicine has an active delivery service in which Neonatology and Perinatology work closely together.  Pediatric Radiology are available in-house. With other pediatric specialties like cardiology and pediatric surgical consultants are housed at Children's Hospital and provide timely on-site consultations at Nebraska Medicine.

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

The NICU at Children’s Hospital & Medicine Center is a 40-bed combined medical-surgical unit. There are approximately 500 admissions per year and has an average daily census of 31 patients. Almost all infants admitted are transferred to the Children's Hospital NICU from nurseries across the state of Nebraska and surrounding regions of Iowa, South Dakota and Kansas due to complex cardiac, genetic, or multi-organ disease, or surgical treatment. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is performed in the PICU at Children’s Hospital. Our neonatologists are experts in managing critically ill infants. Our fellows quickly become familiar advance neonatal procedures and therapies including inhaled Nitric Oxide (iNO) and induced Whole Body Hypothermia.

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is expanding to include a brand new tower, The Hubbard Center for Children. The Hubbard Center for Children will be home to an expanded Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care Center, and much more. It will be built between the hospital and the Specialty Pediatric Center, creating a third structure along West Dodge Road that will integrate architecturally with the existing buildings.

NICU Follow Up Clinic

During rotations in the Tracking Infant Progress Statewide (TIPS) NICU Follow up Clinic, the fellows are exposed to an active infant-follow-up program. Fellows are also expected to contribute in teaching rounds and all divisional conferences.