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At Dayton Children’s, we believe that parents and caregivers are the most important members of the care team. For nearly 50 years we have provided our NICU patients with family-centered care in a friendly, developmentally supportive and healing environment.

Our Level III NICU is the most comprehensive NICU in the region and is the main referral center for premature and sick newborns. Newborns who reach our center have a 99 percent survival rate and a low incidence of complications.

Our NICU is designed to meet the special needs of our medically fragile patients—and help their families develop close bonds with them as they grow stronger under our care.

NICU team members include board-certified neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, advanced practice nurses, staff nurses, lactation consultants, a neonatal nutritionist, social worker, pharmacist and occupational, physical, respiratory and speech therapists. Dayton Children’s NICU also has 24/7 access to pediatric and surgical specialists.

Babies who come to the Dayton Children’s NICU are often very sick and need extensive treatment or surgery. Some are born weeks early and weigh only a pound. Working closely with families, we help these fragile babies heal and develop so that they can reach their full potential.

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Parents can call the NICU any time for updates on their baby’s condition. When parents call, they will be asked for a code they were given at transport or admittance to the unit. Parents should identify themselves by this code whenever they call the NICU. 937-641-3040.

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David Yohannan, MD, Medical Director

newborn medicine / neonatology
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Karen Beekman, MS, RNC-NIC, NNP-BC, ACCNS-N

newborn medicine / neonatology
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Izumi Yamashita, NNP

newborn medicine / neonatology
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Stephen E Hunter, MD

newborn medicine / neonatology
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Sarah Van Nostrand, DO

newborn medicine / neonatology
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Lisa Jasin, NNP

newborn medicine / neonatology
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Sue Kern, MSN, RNC-NIC, NNP-BC

newborn medicine / neonatology
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Heather Kingsley, NNP

newborn medicine / neonatology
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Olutoye Osunbunmi, MD

newborn medicine / neonatology
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Shana Thompson, NNP

newborn medicine / neonatology
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Mari Jo Rosenbauer, MS, RNC, CPNP, IBCLC

newborn medicine / neonatology
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what makes us different?

Not every NICU is created equal. Learn more about what makes Dayton Children’s so special and why it’s the best place for your baby.

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pre/perinatal assessment

Dayton Children’s works closely with community partners to provide the best possible care for babies during pregnancy and in the early stages of life.

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NICU transport

Our transport team transports more than 400 critically-ill newborns every year to area hospitals.

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during your child’s stay

Learn more about the care team, how we put the family first and having visitors.

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going home

Going home for babies is our main goal in the NICU. Learn what it takes to go home and what happens after you are home.

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FAQs

Still have questions? Check out our frequently asked questions to get the answers!

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