The Neonatology Department and the Newborn Services Unit provide the principal initial patient care for all newborns delivered in the hospital, as well as sick newborns up to 29 days of age who require re-admission for close monitoring or special procedures. The neonatal team comprises the pediatrician and/or neonatologist, pediatric subspecialists, pediatric residents, interns, nurses and other ancillary personnel.
The MakatiMed Newborn Services Complex is a 15-bed facility located adjacent to the Maternal-Fetal – Delivery Room (Dr. Constantino P. Manahan Pavilion). This includes the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the Transitional Care Unit (TLC). The NICU can accommodate eight (8) patients and has a separate isolation room for outborns or babies with infections. The TLC provides optimal patient care for newborns who are non-critical but need observation and/or stabilization prior to rooming-in or discharge.
The NICU addresses the needs of newborns who are:
The Newborn Services Complex is manned by highly trained health care professionals (Neonatologists, various Pediatric Sub-Specialists, Pediatric Residents, Lactation Counsellors, and Registered Nurses) who provide round-the-clock quality care for sick newborns using constantly updated state-of-the-art medical equipment.
As a Mother-Baby Friendly Hospital, MakatiMed also practices and advocates “Unang Yakap” (First Embrace), which involves non-separation (rooming-in) and early initiation of breastfeeding right after delivery of the newborn.
The Newborn Services also has the following areas:
Chairperson of the Department of Pediatrics:
Ma. Rosario P. Marin, MD
Section Head of Newborn Services Unit:
Victor Q. Zapanta, MD