Why Choose Mana

High Annual Census

We care for more than 1000 premature and sick newborns each year, including many twins and triplets. Our largest Level III NICU at Morristown Medical Center features 45-beds among private and semi-private rooms to accommodate parents and their babies at all levels of treatment. Our medical staff also provides neonatal care at several other community hospitals, including Level II NICUs and special care nurseries; helping to ensure top quality neonatal care for families that prefer to receive treatment closer to home.

Safe & High-Quality Neonatal Care

Our medical staff is committed to patient safety and evidence-based clinical care, which means we routinely evaluate our processes and outcomes, and remain informed about the most up-to-date treatments. At MANA, we participate in the Vermont Oxford Network, which allows us to benchmark our clinical care outcomes and statistics alongside other NICUs. Based on this data, we are proud to report very high premature survival rates, with exceptionally low rates of infection and other serious complications. In addition, we utilize an innovative, NICU-specific, patient safety monitoring tool to track the occurrence of harm. This tool, developed by a MANA physician, was described in The Journal of Perinatology and was selected as a “Top Paper in Quality Improvement” for 2016.

Experienced Support for your Newborn 24/7

MANA employs 16 board certified neonatologists and 14 advanced neonatal practitioners; an experienced team that is on-site and available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to provide advanced neonatal care to our patients and support to their families. A member of our medical team attends every delivery in which postnatal complications are anticipated, and we are available around the clock for the discussion of clinical problems and management decisions. We also coordinate the 24/7 support from other pediatric medical and surgical sub-specialists, and we operate a 24-hour neonatal transport service for the emergency transport of sick infants from all over the region.

Comprehensive & Sophisticated Neonatal Care

The care your baby will receive at MANA is multidisciplinary, in other words we rely on a team of neonatal and pediatric experts to treat our newborns. For example, MANA participates in the Atlantic Fetal Diagnostic & Treatment Center (AFDTC), a multidisciplinary clinical program focused on providing comprehensive, coordinated care before and after your baby is born. This team of experts includes maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists, neonatologists, a medical geneticist, genetic counselors, obstetricians, and a diverse group of pediatric and surgical sub-specialists. Our NICUs are also staffed by respiratory therapists, feeding specialists, social workers, pharmacists, lactation consultants, physical therapists and other specialists – all of whom will care for your baby and offer services to your family.

Healing Environment

Our focus is to provide the highest quality care to our fragile infants; a task that includes making the NICU a healing environment for our baby’s and their families. Our NICUs have been thoughtfully designed to be clinically sustainable and mutually beneficial for patients, families, hospitals and staff. They feature advanced technology to meet clinical needs and foster Family-Centered Care. For example, we have twin and triplet rooms to keep families together as much as possible. Small refrigerators in each room to allow mothers to keep breast milk with their baby, and readily accessible to the nurses. Soundproof ceilings and adjustable lighting enable us to keep the environment as soothing as possible, and each room has warm decor, natural light, sleep sofas and wireless internet. There are also many programs, services and resources available for parents and families.

Research & Education

The art and science of neonatal intensive care is evolving rapidly and medical advances in this field are often largely dependent on education, research and collaboration. MANA has a robust commitment to research and education; activities that we believe will shape the future of neonatal medicine and improve patient outcomes. Members of the group perform cutting-edge pre-clinical and clinical research, as well as NICU-based quality improvement initiatives. MANA faculty also mentor medical students and nursing students from Thomas Jefferson University, Rowan University and St. George’s University; and we are intimately involved in the Pediatric Residency Program at Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Atlantic Health System. Additionally, MANA hosts many educational events throughout the year, which gives our staff opportunities to discuss the clinical management of neonates and to establish consistency for providing the best neonatal care.

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