For more than 25 years, MidAtlantic Neonatology Associates (MANA) has been providing comprehensive care to critically ill infants from all over the state of New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and southern New York State. Our team of board certified neonatologists, advanced neonatal practitioners, critical care nurses, and support staff represent a collective experience that enables 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 even before they are born. We are proud to report among the highest premature survival rates in the country, with exceptionally low rates of infection and other serious complications.
MANA physicians provide 24/7 coverage at two Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units (“Sam’s NICU” 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 have expertise in a wide range sophisticated therapies, including high frequency ventilation, nitric oxide and therapeutic hypothermia. We care for more than 1000 sick newborns each year, including many twins and triplets.
MANA neonatologists are integral participants in the Atlantic Fetal Diagnostic and Treatment Center (AFDTC), a multidisciplinary team of maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists, obstetricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and surgeons. We provide prenatal consultations to families with “high risk” pregnancies and help coordinate the delivery of infants when complex postnatal care needs are anticipated.
In conjunction with Morristown Medical Center, MANA operates a 24 hour Neonatal Transport service for the emergency transport of sick infants from all over northern New Jersey to one of our NICUs. Our team transports patients by ground and air, if necessary. Approximately 100 infants are transported from other hospitals to one of our NICUs each year, in addition to many women with high risk pregnancies who are referred to our obstetric colleagues for delivery.
While the focus of all MANA activities is on the enhancement of clinical care, we are actively engaged in post-graduate medical education and research. MANA faculty mentor medical students from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and are intimately involved in the Pediatric Residency Program at the Goryeb Children’s Hospital of Atlantic Health System. Other members of the group perform cutting edge pre-clinical and translational research as well as NICU-based quality improvement initiatives.