As one of just a few freestanding children ’ s hospitals in the nation with a dedicated Labor and Delivery Unit , we offer a single , comfortable space for moms of high-risk babies , from prenatal diagnostic testing to postpartum care . If a neonatal transport needs to occur from another facility , we can transport and care for the mothers , so they can stay with their babies throughout .
Our dedicated team of maternal fetal and obstetric providers , anesthesiologists , and maternal fetal nurses specializes in caring for new and expecting mothers through delivery and beyond . And mom can stay in the same room for the duration of their stay . Our space includes 12 rooms for labor and delivery , postpartum recovery and infant stabilization , plus triage and ultrasound rooms . That ’ s in addition to two operating rooms for surgery , one for cesarean sections and a fetal surgery suite with space for as many as 35 clinicians at once .
Our deliveries , at a glance
Craniofacial abnormalities < 1 %
Well baby / drop in 4 %
Medical conditions 6 %
Chromosomal abnormalities 8 %
Pulmonary abnormalitites and conditions 9 %
Multiples Neurology-related abnormalities and conditions
Abdominal abnormalities and conditions
11 % 12 %
14 % Cardiac abnormalities and conditions 35 %
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Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
We’ve treated nearly 500 infants with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, or HIE, in our
NICU, making us one of the most experienced centers in the world providing therapeutic
hypothermia treatment. That experience has allowed us to develop detailed, evidence-based
clinical treatment pathways. But it’s not just our NICU team.
Our HIE team of board-certified neonatal intensivists and NICU-specific therapists
collaborates with teams all over Children’s Colorado. Continuous EEG interpretation is
available 24/7, and pediatric neuroradiologist interpret all brain imaging studies. And when
patients are ready, we offer a seamless transition to our Neonatal Brain Injury Clinic.
We perform more than 400 neonatal surgeries per year, following patients from prenatal
diagnosis through delivery and beyond. Our level of expertise in postnatal imaging and
interpretation, neonatal surgery and neonatal intensive care allows us to understand and plan
for each baby’s future care. Our neonatal multidisciplinary team works closely together to
coordinate post-surgical and specialized care.
Not every baby born at the Colorado Fetal Care Center will need neonatal surgery, but due to
the complexity of conditions treated here, about 70% of them will.
Pulmonary Hypoplasia Clinic
Pulmonary Hypoplasia Clinic at Children’s Colorado is the only multidisciplinary clinic
in the Rocky Mountain region offering complete, long-term care for children with small,
underdeveloped lungs, including pulmonary hypoplasia, pulmonary hypertension and
Our nationally ranked pulmonology and neonatology programs work collaboratively with
teams all over the hospital to wrap in every aspect of these patients’ care, including ongoing
evaluation of their neurodevelopmental, behavioral and nutritional health, as well as any
surgical needs that may arise.
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program
At Children’s Colorado, our neonatal nurse practitioners, or NNPs, ensure that the smallest
patients get the treatments they need to thrive. With the experience and expertise to deliver the
highest level of care for critically ill newborns, our NNPs serve families and communities across
the Front Range, playing a crucial part in bringing high-quality neonatal care close to home.
Our Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program has also achieved Accreditation
with Distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Practice Transition
Accreditation, which validates hospital residency or fellowship programs that transition
registered nurses and advanced practice nurses into new practice settings. These programs
must meet rigorous, evidence-based standards. Our fellowship is the first ANCC-accredited
program of its kind in the nation.
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program in the U.S. Centers designated Platinum Level
by the Extracorporeal Life Support
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