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Neonatology - Clinical Services


The Section of Neonatology provides full clinical support for infants and their families at multiple hospitals in the Denver metropolitan area and extends services throughout the Rocky Mountain Region and an 11-state area extending as far as Alaska. Our 22 board-certified neonatologists are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in neonatal care as well as clinical and scientific research.

Our Neonatologists provide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week consultative, referral, and transport services to physicians and your child. Level III urgent care services are coordinated between Children’s Hospital Colorado and the perinatal services at University of Colorado Hospital and Denver Health Medical Center.

Consultative and administrative services are provided daily to Level I and II nurseries at Lutheran Medical Center, Centura Health Summit County, Centura Parker Hospital, Northern Colorado Medical Center, Boulder Community Hospital, Platte Valley Medical Center, Longmont United Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, and Poudre Valley Hospital. Consultative and patient care are also provided on a referral basis at other metropolitan area nurseries.

University of Colorado Hospital - Neonatal Care Unit
The Neonatal Care Unit maintains a 50-beds with 24 hour care for critically ill premature infants and full-term newborns requiring respiratory support and/or surgical interventions.

Children's Hospital Colorado
Our Children's Colorado NICU is a nationally recognized leader in the treatment of critically ill infants. Our state-of-the-art NICU provides 60 critical care beds for infants up to 3 months of age, and is designated a Level IIIC NICU, the highest distinction granted by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Children’s Colorado NICU treats nearly 750 infants each year from Denver, surrounding areas in Colorado and a 10-state area, and is the only NICU in the region with the experience and technology to treat virtually any medical condition affecting newborns. There is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in-house coverage by neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners.

Colorado Institute for Maternal Fetal Health
The Colorado Institute for Maternal and Fetal Health is a comprehensive maternal-fetal program serving the special needs of high-risk mothers and newborns. This program is built on more than 30 years of partnership between University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado, and University of Colorado School of Medicine. We offer access to a highly specialized team of adult and pediatric specialists and resources, and provide at-risk moms and babies with the most advanced care and positive outcomes.

Denver Health Medical Center
This specialized care area is designed for newborns who are in need of intensive care following childbirth. The NICU features both private and semi-private rooms equipped with state-of-the-art medical monitoring equipment and a staff of experienced neonatologists and neonatology nurses stationed nearby.

The NICU is located next to the Labor and Delivery Unit, so new moms can be close to their children and newborns can quickly access the care they need immediately following birth.

Poudre Valley Hospital​
Our 32-bed state-of-the-art NICU is designed to achieve the best possible medical outcomes for critically ill premature and full-term newborns. Single family rooms empower parents to remain at their baby’s bedside and participate in their care. Our neonatologists are full time members of the Section of Neonatology, and provide consultative services and coordinate neonatal transports to PVH from surrounding areas in Northern Colorado, Southern Wyoming, and Western Nebraska.