Pediatric Care Quality Measures
The Pediatrics team strives to deliver the highest quality of care to all patients. As part of this commitment, we are dedicated to providing transparency for our patient outcome rates across a number of procedures.
The information below provides an in-depth look at the data for key procedures performed by Cedars-Sinai, as well as their outcome rates, including mortality and length of hospital stay. These reports aim to reduce ambiguity in procedure outcome data, so that patients and their loved ones can make decisions with the utmost confidence regarding their medical care.
The Cedars-Sinai Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a 45-bed, state-of-the-art facility designed to address the needs of critically ill babies, premature newborns or infants requiring close observation. It is a designated California Children's Services Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Because the Cedars-Sinai NICU is a Level 3C provider of newborn services, babies born at Cedars-Sinai never need to be transported out of the medical center for a higher level of care. The NICU also treats babies delivered elsewhere and transferred to Cedars-Sinai for care. Approximately 750 babies are cared for in the NICU each year.
Infants in the NICU have access to in-house neonatologists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All our neonatologists are board-certified specialists who have met the requirements of education, training and experience to care for California Children's Services patients. The unit provides access to consultants, surgeons and support services that allow treatment across the full range of neonatal problems. It provides four levels of care:
- Continuing care
The NICU is equipped with the latest technology and offers the most modern treatment modalities to provide the highest level of care. All high-risk infants are followed up after their discharge from the unit.
The tables below show how Cedars-Sinai compares with other neonatal intensive care units. A lower percentage is better than a higher one. To learn more about how patient families evaluated their experience at the Cedars-Sinai NICU, see the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Patient Satisfaction page.