St Vincent Women’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is one of only two Level IV facilities in the state of Indiana and currently the only Level IV unit in the same facility as a level IV perinatal center. One of only six Newborn Intensive Care units (NICU’s) in the United States, St. Vincent Women’s has achieved Joint Commission disease-specific certification: prematurity. This level of commitment by the NICU staff builds on a consistent structure of care for premature infants that can lead to better outcomes. With 75 acute care, 12 intermediate care and 10 continuing care nursery beds, it is the largest NICU in the state. The unit is staffed by neonatologists and specialists to provide around-the-clock care for the most fragile and sickest of newborns requiring some extra support while making the transition to extrauterine life. Equipped with a state-of-the-art neonatal ground and air transport system, our specially-trained critical care team is ready to respond when the need arises.
St. Vincent Women’s Hospital provides one of the largest Newborn Intensive Care Units (NICU) in the state and features:
- A team of more than 25 neonatologists, working together with nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and skilled Newborn Intensive Care nurses, who provide around the clock care — 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
- Specially designed, family-centered patient care that supports the growth and development of newborns.
- Comprehensive neonatal services, including open-heart procedures, staffed by a full complement of pediatric subspecialists.
- State-of-the-art neonatal surgery suite at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital
- Continuing Care Nursery for babies who require close observation and monitoring but not intensive care support.
- Strong lactation support program encouraging breastfeeding and supplemented by the Indiana Mother’s Milk Bank.
For more information about our Newborn Intensive Care services, please call (317) 338-4HER.