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									                                Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Information

Every parent plans for a healthy baby, but sometimes things don’t go as planned. GWUH has
both a labor/delivery unit and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This means that
specialized emergency care is available 24/7 should your baby need help. If your baby is born
premature, or needs specialized treatment, he or she will be admitted to the NICU. The NICU
provides care for critically ill newborns, infants with low birth weight, who experience
complications at birth or difficulty breathing as well as other disorders.

Our dedicated neonatal team consists of neonatologists, residents, respiratory therapists and
neonatal nurses. Nutritionists, social worker and a lactation consultant work closely with the
medical team to provide optimal care to your baby.

Our NICU provides state-of-the art care for high-risk neonates including:

   •   Non-invasive nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
   •   Mechanical ventilation, including high frequency oscillation
   •   Nitric oxide inhalation therapy
   •   Our NICU is noted for a low incidence of chronic lung disease and central line sepsis
   •   Developmentally supportive environment including a Quiet Policy
   •   Private breast-pumping room
   •   Parental visitation 23 hrs a day, promotion of family bonding

   Neonatologists:        Hany Aly, MD
                          Mohammed Mohammed, MD
                          Ayman El Mohandes, MD

                       To contact us, call Newborn Services: 202-715-5237

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