While a full-term uneventful birth is what everybody hopes for, sometimes babies need help in their first crucial moments to get off to a strong start. Our neonatologists – pediatricians with years of special training in the care of premature and fragile newborns – are on-site at HackensackUMC Mountainside 24 hours a day for your peace of mind. The first five minutes after birth are crucial. Many hospitals offer neonatologists who are on call, up to 30 minutes away. At HackensackUMC Mountainside, you won't be taking any chances.
Our neonatologists also care for well babies, too. The mission of our Neonatology Department is to provide superior care to infants in the well newborn nursery or specialized care for ill or premature infants in our state-of-the-art special care nursery. We also provide support for families, helping to smooth the transition from birth to home. At HackensackUMC Mountainside you get:
- Well newborn care
- Education for families on taking care of their well newborn
- Hearing screens and newborn screening for all infants
- Specialized care for ill or preterm newborns
- Lactation support