The NICU at Morristown Medical Center is a 45-bed Level III unit, designated as a Regional Perinatal Center, and located at Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center. The hospital has a 15-bed pediatric intensive care unit, a dedicated pediatric emergency department, and a comprehensive range of pediatric medical and surgical specialties. Most neonates cared for in the Morristown Medical Center NICU are inborn, however, the unit also accepts patients by transport from northern New Jersey and other surrounding areas. In-house coverage is provided in the NICU 24 hours a day by both neonatal advanced practice nurses and neonatal attendings.
Rotation teams cover daily NICU service. Neonatal-perinatal medicine fellows will round with all three teams during their training.
- Acute team: This consists of one advanced practitioner, a neonatal attending, and two to three residents. This team covers approximately two-thirds of the patients, including all patients in the acute stage of their disease.
- Discharge team: This consists of one advanced practitioner and a neonatal attending. This team covers approximately one-third of the patients, including all patients nearing discharge.
- Procedure team: This consists of one advanced practitioner and a neonatal attending. This team is responsible for covering labor and delivery, procedures (umbilical line placement, PICC inserting, elective reintubations, etc.), and transports.
The NICU at Overlook Medical Center is a 15-bed Level III unit designated by the state of New Jersey. The vast majority of patients are inborn, and the NICU can care for any infant born at greater than 28-weeks gestation. Patients born at less than 28 weeks gestation, those with complex surgical problems, or infants requiring iNO or HFOV are typically transferred to Morristown Medical Center. The unit is staffed 24 hours a day by advanced neonatal practitioners. Neonatal attendings round daily and are available on-call 24 hours a day. Fellows will rotate through the Overlook NICU for one 4-week block in the third year of fellowship. This rotation will give them experience at a lower acuity, community NICU, which is where many neonatal-perinatal medicine fellows will work as attendings.
Goryeb Children's Hospital is an 86,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility located at Morristown Medical Center, which was named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's Best Hospitals in three specialties and has been listed as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® by Fortune for the past 14 years. It is a regional referral center and is verified as a Level I Regional Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and designated a Level II by the state of New Jersey. It serves approximately 1,200 square miles of northwest NJ, the southern tip of New York State and the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania.