Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (or NICU), the only state-designated NICU in the northern Illinois region, provides care for critically ill and injured newborns from throughout a 15-county region.
The neonatologists and the nursing staff are highly specialized and extensively trained in the care of premature infants. Neonatologists are in the NICU 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide immediate care for ill newborns. A specially-trained transport team is also ready 24 hours a day to transfer infants born at 11 hospitals throughout the region to our NICU.
The Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic provides care to NICU graduates during the first three years of life. Periodic evaluations of growth and development are offered, and guidance is given in the areas of feeding, child care, preemie growth and development, and developmental stimulation.