Welcome to the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. In partnership with the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, we are a New York State Department of Health-designated Regional Perinatal Center. As a regional resource, the Center is responsible for establishing the highest level of neonatal and obstetrical care and education for ourselves, as well as for the majority of the hospitals in Suffolk County, Long Island, and beyond. Annually at Stony Brook Medicine, there are approximately 1,000 admissions to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), 100 neonatal transports, 200 maternal transports, 90 newborns weighing less than 1,500 grams, and 4,000 inborn deliveries. Based on New York State Department of Health Data, Stony Brook has the best record of any Regional Perinatal Center in achieving growth of premature infants prior to discharge—a best practice based on the belief that good nutrition at this stage benefits the baby’s neurodevelopmental outcome. Our mission is to become nationally recognized for family-centered and quality-focused neonatal care, excellence in teaching, and contributing to and promoting cutting-edge research.
In 2011, Stony Brook Children’s opened a new state-of-the-art NICU along with a new Labor & Delivery Suite in one convenient location.
Features of this facility include:
- A 46-bed NICU that is also the first NICU in New York State to have all-private rooms. This means that babies have their own rooms, which, in turn, allows the nursing staff to better control the environment—critical factors such as lighting, noise, and temperature. This setting is optimal for the developmental care of babies. It also is optimal for family-centered care because privacy encourages and empowers parents to bond with their babies and be involved in the care plan.
- The ability to keep NICU twins in the same room
- A new Labor & Delivery Suite, including 10 labor suites with private baths and recovery rooms.
- Expanded maternity urgent care capacity that can deal with any kind of obstetric emergency 24/7. This includes three state-of-the-art operating rooms adjacent to the labor suites and a dedicated anesthesiologist, who is also available 24/7.
View our new Mother/Baby Care video: The Right Place at the Right Time, providing an inside look at what it's like to give birth at Stony Brook.