In partnership with the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, we are a New York State Department of Health-designated Regional Perinatal Center.
The Center is responsible for establishing the highest level of neonatal and obstetrical care and education in Suffolk County, Long Island, and beyond. Every year Stony Brook Medicine takes 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.
Stony Brook Children’s NICU:
- A 46-bed NICU with 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.
The neonatal team includes board-certified or board-eligible attending neonatologists, neonatal fellows, neonatal nurse practitioners, more than 110 dedicated neonatal nurses, a discharge coordinator, a neonatal social service worker, a dedicated neonatal nutritionist and lactation consultant, a bereavement counselor, chaplaincy services, an ethicist, nurse educators, dedicated respiratory therapists, and other ancillary support staff. All are committed to delivering compassionate, family-centered, medically advanced, and developmentally sensitive care to the smallest and sickest babies.
For complex neonatal disorders, we have full-time attending consultants in every subspecialty of pediatrics available, such as cardiology, neurology, infectious disease, surgery, and whatever else the baby may need.
The Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine also provides the highest level of quality and safety for the best outcomes by having attending neonatologists in-house 24/7. All of our attending neonatologists are faculty of the Stony Brook School of Medicine. This means our attending neonatologists remain on the leading edge of advancements in their areas of expertise and they conduct both laboratory and clinical research.
The neonatology physician office can be reached by calling (631) 444-7653. Expectant parents can meet with one of our neonatologists and a full team of pediatric consultants (for example, pediatric surgeons, neurosurgeons, geneticists, cardiologists, hematologists and others) depending on the baby’s needs at birth. This team discussion can help prepare the parents for the expected care of their baby.
The NICU is located on Level 5 of the hospital adjacent to the Labor & Delivery Suite. A NICU tour also is available to help familiarize families with the equipment and setting where the baby will stay. It is also another opportunity for parents to ask questions. Tours can be scheduled with the neonatologist covering the Labor and Delivery Suite along with the Nurse Manager by calling the same number as above.
Division of Neonatology/Department of Pediatrics
Health Science Tower 11th Floor, Room 060
Stony Brook Children's Hospital
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 444-7653
Fax: (631) 444-8968