Pediatric Services

Who We Are

The Department of Pediatrics at Women & Infants Hospital is the sole site for high-risk neonatal services in Southern New England. We provide care in an 80-bed all single-family room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. We provide care on the Mother Baby Unit in service of the routine delivery service. We are the sole site of newborn and neonatal educational activity for the Brown Alpert Medical School. We provide a high-risk newborn Follow Up Program and a developmental program under the auspices of the Brown Center for Children and Families. 

We have a longstanding history of excellence in clinical care, research, and teaching. We are not only the only provider of high-risk neonatal services in Southeastern New England, we also provide pediatric and newborn services for coverage of every birthing hospital in Rhode Island as well as Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Massachusetts. Our longstanding participation in neonatal research has brought advances in newborn medicine to patients 5-10 years earlier than their eventual dissemination to the general population. We have trained multiple generations of pediatricians, family medicine specialists, medical students, and nursing students in the care of the newborn. 

We will do our very best to provide the most personalized care for mothers and their newborn. We will pay attention to your individual needs whether they are for normal newborn issues or very sophisticated and complicated medical and behavioral problems. We have been recognized by the US News and World Report as a Center of Excellence for Neonatology. We provide newborn coverage to all of the birthing hospitals in Rhode Island as well as Sturdy Memorial Hospital in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. 

Contact Information:

Women & Infants Hospital Department of Pediatrics
101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI 02905
P: (401) 274-1100

Women & Infants Hospital Newborn Nursery  
101 Dudley Street,
Providence, RI 02905 

Women & Infants Hospital Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic  
134 Thurbers Ave,
Providence, RI 02905 

Women & Infants Hospital Center for Children and Families  
50 Holden Street,
Providence, RI 02908 

Women & Infants Hospital Department of Audiology  
134 Thurbers Ave, Providence, RI 02905 

No Show Policy
We have a policy for missed appointments at all Women & Infants' physician practices. If you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment, please give us at least 24 hours notice.

Our Pediatrics Services

Neonatal Transports

The Neonatal Transport Service provides inter-facility ground transportation of newborns 24 hours a day, seven days per week within the Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut region.

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Neonatal Intensive Care

The NICU provides comprehensive care through the coordinated efforts of social workers, occupational therapists, nutritionists, respiratory therapists, neonatal nurses, neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatal-perinatal fellows, and attending neonatologists and pediatricians. Practitioners skilled in the care and stabilization of sick newborns are available in-house 24 hours a day. The single-family room model also encourages families to be actively involved in their baby’s care.  

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Newborn Nursery

This service includes a team of pediatricians, pediatric and family practice residents, and medical students from The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. This team of physicians works in concert with the mother-baby nurses, lactation consultants, and other sub-specialty consultants to meet the specific needs of the family and to ensure continuity of care.  

Neonatal Follow-up Program

The NICU Neonatal Follow-Up Program provides longitudinal multidisciplinary assessments and clinical management of high-risk infants from birth to seven years of age. Referrals are accepted from the NICU, community physicians, and early intervention.  

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Center for Children and Families

The Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk was established at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital in 2005. The mission of the Center is to stimulate outstanding interdisciplinary research, education, and clinical services on the biological and social factors that determine the developmental outcome of at-risk children.  

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The Pediatric Audiology Program focuses on the special needs of children and their families. Our experienced, highly-trained professionals provide quality clinical care in a setting that is friendly and supportive.  

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Feeding Your Baby

Our goal is to assist all mothers and babies to feed in a comfortable and healthy way. 

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Newborn Care

At Women & Infants, we have all the educational resources you need to care for the newest addition to your family.

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Affiliated Hospitals

There are several community hospitals with special care nurseries that are directed by neonatologists from our faculty.

These include:

Through the dedicated service of the physicians, nurse practitioners, and staff in these facilities, these partnerships provide outstanding, community-based care to low birth weight infants born in their facilities and infants from Women & Infants Hospital who no longer require intensive care. Skilled neonatal transport and consultation is available 24 hours a day, all days of the year.