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At MU Children's Hospital we care for even the tiniest Missourians. At the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, we treat more than 500 premature and critically ill infants each year. You can trust that our team of world-class physicians and staff will treat you and your baby with the understanding, sensitivity and love you have come to expect from Children's Hospital.

Comprehensive Services

Our team at the NICU can offer state-of-the-art, comprehensive level three neonatal intensive care services provided by a highly skilled, multidisciplinary team of health care professionals including specially trained nurses, physicians, respiratory care practitioners, advanced practice nurses, social workers and pharmacists.

Each year, the neonatal transport team helps approximately 350 babies from other health-care facilities get to the care they need at the Children's Hospital's NICU. The transport team consists of specially trained nurses and respiratory care practitioners whose main focus is transporting babies who weigh less than 15 pounds.

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