At Brenner Children’s Hospital, the Dale & Karen Sisel Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and The Birth Center are central to our mission.

Newborn baby feet and leg with oxygen saturation monitor or pulse oximeter machine, lying in incubator
In less than a year since we opened each (through April 30, 2020), we have seen:


  • More than 2,000 babies delivered
  • 725 NICU patients from 28 counties

We offer our community and our region the finest neonatologists, pediatric surgeons, neonatal nurse practitioners, nurses and pediatric specialists equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment. They care for our tiniest, most vulnerable patients—giving them the best chance of surviving and thriving throughout their lives.

The new Dale & Karen Sisel NICU with 51 private patient rooms gives every infant and family who comes through our NICU the best chance for the best life possible.

Learn what inspired Karen Sisel’s generous support.

See How Far We've Come

comparison of photo of crowded, multi-person NICU and photo of single-room NICU room with couch, window with a view, etc.