Our Division of Neonatology extends its services to care for more neonatal patients in our region by partnering with several community hospitals in Virginia and Maryland.
These partnerships provide the high-quality care offered at the Children’s National NICU on the main campus to other areas of the Washington, DC, metropolitan region.
Current partnerships include:
Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) NICU in Salisbury, Md.: Children's National manages care of patients in the Special Care Nursery at PRMC, a Level IIA/B NICU. This program focuses on care of the neonate in a smaller regional program, while bringing expanded neonatal and pediatric care to the community through telemedicine connections with Children’s National subspecialists. The neonatal team at PRMC consists of full-time neonatologists and physician extenders combined with access to cardiologists through telemedicine. A developmental follow-up clinic monitors graduates of the NICU.
Mary Washington Hospital (MWH) NICU in Fredericksburg, Va.: Children’s National manages the care of patients in the NICU at MWH, a Level III unit, servicing the Fredericksburg, Va., area. The program consists of full-time, board-certified neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners. This program provides care for sick newborns in the Fredericksburg, Va., region, connecting them with pediatric subspecialty services at Children’s National, and provides collaborative research opportunities between MWH and Children’s National clinical research teams.Faculty
Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) NICU in Arlington, Va.: Children’s National manages the care of patients in the NICU at VHC, a level III NICU in Arlington, Va., servicing Northern Virginia. The program consists of full-time, board-certified neonatologists, along with a Medical Director, neonatal nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The partnership between VHC and Children’s National allows neonatal patients in Northern Virginia to have access to pediatric subspecialty services at Children’s National, and provides collaborative research opportunities between the clinical research teams.
- Medical Director – Brian Stone, MD
- Donna Tildon-Archer, MD
- Sudha Kumar, MD
- Launice Melbourne, MD
- Helen Yoon, MD
- Lee White, MD
- John Galiote, MD
- Ukeme Ukoh, MD
- Michelle Sabol, PA
- Terri Minehart, NNP
Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center in Woodbridge, Va.: Children’s National manages care of patients in the special care nursery at Sentara, a level II NICU that provides expert care for sick newborns in Woodbridge, Va., area. The team at Sentara consists of full-time, board-certified neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners. The program allows neonatal patients in this area to have access to pediatric subspecialty expertise and services available at the Sheikh Zayed Campus.Faculty
- Medical Director - Ashraf Afifi, MD
- Harsh Datta, MD
- Rosemary O'Neill, MD
- Teresa Kitaeff, NNP
- Christina Rinderle, MSN, NNP-BC
- Amy McCabe, NNP-BC
- Barbara Snapp, DNP, NNP-BC
- Aziza Hull, PA
- Michelle Sabol, PA