Neonatology

Tackling necrotizing enterocolitis at the national level

Our chief of neonatology Mark Underwood co-edited a February 2018 issue of the journal Seminars in Pediatric Surgery dedicated to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a leading cause of death in very premature infants. Researchers around the country expanded on topics presented at the first national conference dedicated to the condition in 2017, co-hosted by UC Davis Health and the nonprofit NEC Society.

Expanding access to academic neonatology expertise

Partnerships focused on neonatal care are also helping us advance health at home. A new affiliation with Adventist Health Lodi Memorial is expanding pediatric and neonatal care services at Adventist Health Lodi Memorial, and creating a level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) facility there to treat preemies that need extra support from UC Davis Health specialists.

Level IV-designated nursery

UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s own NICU is a level IV-designated nursery – the highest possible rating – for the Sacramento region.

Nationally ranked

Our pediatric neonatology program ranked among the nation’s best in the 2018–19 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals survey.


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“We are so fortunate to have had the best care. I tell anyone who’ll listen to go to UC Davis Children’s Hospital for everything. One hundred percent!” - Payton Headrick, mom of Braxton and Brantley Headrick, twins born at 24 weeks weighing 1 pound, 3 ounces.