The Neonatology Center specializes in the care of extremely premature infants and babies born with illness and congenital anomalies.
The Protective Hypothermia Program is designed for children who are born with birth depression to protect the most critical of organs, the brain. The program is integrated with pediatric neurology, pediatric development, and neonatology with the expressed goal of maintaining and preserving brain function.
The Extremely Premature Infants Program is the cornerstone of the NICU, which cares for more premature and extremely premature infants (born between 22 and 26 weeks of pregnancy) than any other NICU in the state of Arizona. This program is known for its team-based approach to care which benefits even the tiniest of patients.
Gregory Martin, MD – Medical Director NICU
Some of our patient education resources include:
- Group education offered to NICU families from multiple disciplines that includes topics of discharge readiness, lactation, postpartum depression support, infant visual development resources.
- Our developmental specialists collaborate with occupational, physical, and speech therapists to ensure a comprehensive approach to the developmental that care occurs in our NICU.
- Lactation and speech specialists provide one-on-one teaching for quality feeding, along with individualized and printed educational material prepared for each individual.
The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner – University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner – University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate, meaning you’ll have access to new treatments which may not yet be available to the public.
Residents rotate from the residency programs at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.