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Stats: Big Numbers, Tiny Patients

Photo: Al Cuizon

Cedars-Sinai is dedicated to caring for the most vulnerable patients: Among them are infants born prematurely, newborns who require help breathing, and babies born with life-threatening conditions. A stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), part of the Maxine Dunitz Children’s Health Center, can vary from a day of observation to several months of treatment by a team of neonatologists, nurses, and therapists.


Ounces of pasteurized human breast milk ordered for premature babies who were born at less than 34 weeks, or infants who were otherwise sick, in 2016 at Cedars-Sinai


Percent increase nationwide in NICU admissions, from 2007 to 2012


Percent of all babies born nationwide who required NICU care in 2014


Percent reduction in average NICU length of stay at Cedars-Sinai over three years