Neonatology Quality

The NICU at UVA strives to provide the highest quality care for all of our patients every single day. Our multidisciplinary leadership team meets daily to follow outcomes and improve upon the care that is delivered to our patients.

The NICU is a Level IV provider of neonatal services, which means infants rarely need to be transported elsewhere for care. As a Regional Perinatal Center, UVA also treats infants who are born in hospitals throughout the Mid-Atlantic region who need the expertise that we provide. Approximately 600 infants are treated in the NICU on an annual basis, with approximately 120 infants weighing less than 1,500 grams (3.3 pounds).

UVA is a founding member of the Virginia Neonatal Practice Collaborative that is striving to improve neonatal care throughout the Commonwealth. UVA is also a member of the Vermont Oxford Network.

James P Nataro, MD, PhD, MBA, Department of Pediatrics Chair