For more than 25 years, MidAtlantic Neonatology Associates (MANA) has been providing comprehensive clinical care to critically ill newborns in the state of New Jersey. Our collaborative team of highly trained physicians, advanced neonatal practitioners, nurses, scientists and support staff, represents a collective experience that allows us to care for neonates with a wide array of medical and surgical disorders. We work closely with our colleagues in maternal-fetal medicine to ensure exceptional care for infants before and after birth. We have among the highest premature survival rates in the country, with exceptionally low rates of infection and other complications.
We provide 24/7 coverage at two Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units (Sam’s NICU, a 54-bed unit at Morristown Medical Center and a 15-bed unit at Overlook Medical Center) and two Level II Special Care Nurseries (SCNs) at St. Clare’s Hospital and Chilton Medical Center. We employ a wide range of advanced neonatal therapies, including high frequency and jet ventilation, nitric oxide and total body cooling. We admit more than 1000 newborns annually, including many sets of twins and triplets.
Neonatal support is also provided in conjunction with the Atlantic Fetal Diagnostic and Treatment Center, a multidisciplinary team including obstetricians, maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists, pediatric medical and surgical sub-specialists. We provide prenatal consultations and NICU tours for families prior to the birth of their baby and coordinate delivery with other subspecialists if complex postnatal issues are anticipated.
MANA also operates a 24 hour Neonatal Transport Team, skilled in the timely transfer of sick infants from a large region to Sam’s NICU. Our team will transport patients by ground or air, if necessary. In 2013, we cared for almost 100 infants who were transported from other hospitals to one of our NICUs.