As a new parent, you want your baby to receive the best possible care—and that’s especially true when your newborn is premature, faces complications or is critically ill. You can rest assured that the highly skilled neonatologists, nurses and support staff in the Division of Newborn Medicine at Tufts Medical Center’s Floating Hospital for Children are dedicated to providing outstanding care to newborns.
As a tertiary center, our Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a top choice for critically ill infants throughout New England. Staffed by physicians and nurses, our Newborn Transport service shuttles newborns in need of a higher level of care from our affiliates and other community hospitals to our Boston NICU. Once here, infants receive the most advanced treatments, including the latest ventilation techniques, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), brain cooling, and sophisticated surgical approaches (such as mandibular distraction osteogenesis) not currently available elsewhere in Massachusetts.
Partners in your child's care
Your newborn’s health is our priority, and we strongly believe that parents should be active partners in their child’s care. That’s why we offer family-centered rounds at our NICU, which allow you to interact with our multidisciplinary team as we discuss your baby’s treatment plan. We work closely with our colleagues at Tufts Medical Center and our affiliates, particularly those in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, so you can begin to understand your baby’s special needs, even before birth.
Our nurses and social workers also offer a variety of resources, including parent education classes, lactation consultants and, in conjunction with the March of Dimes, a NICU Family Support Program. You and your newborn may even be eligible to participate in one of several clinical trials currently taking place in our department.