Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
For low birth-weight, critically ill, or premature infants, expert care in the earliest moments of life is crucial. At those times, the medical team, led by our neonatologists, in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is available to provide compassionate and excellent, patient and family-centered care.
Our NICU Team
- All Saints has the only Level III NICU in Kenosha and Racine Counties. As a Level III nursery, this means we can provide babies with highly specialized care unavailable at many other hospitals.
- The most advanced technology with a state-of-the-art monitoring system.
- The NICU rooms were designed with the needs of the family in mind. An 18-bed unit has private and double rooms. The design focuses on the critical needs of the baby and the privacy needs of the family, while encouraging family participation in the care o f their baby at any time. Parent sleeping accommodations are found either in the baby's room or separate from the unit.
- Our NICU babies stay in the NICU for a shorter time than other NICUs. More of our babies go home receiving breast milk. Our babies have fewer infections, and fewer brain and lung problems than other NICUs in the world.
- All Saints NICU family satisfaction scores are frequently in the top 20 percent of NICUs in the nation.
- The NICU at All Saints cares for more than 200 babies each year from Racine and Kenosha Counties and the surrounding areas.
- Care, education and support through onsite breastfeeding support, spiritual care, infant care education classes.
The NICU team is made up of a multi-disciplinary team of experienced experts, including:
- Board certified neonatologists
- specially trained and experienced nurses
- respiratory therapists
- social workers
- spiritual care counselors
- baby's physician
All Saints has a partnership with Advocate Medical Group. Founded in 1980, Advocate Medical Group consists of a group of pediatricians and subspecialists and is one of the leading medical group practices in Chicagoland. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's NICU in Park Ridge, Illinois, has been selected as one of 12 nationally ranked NICUs in North America to be the Vermont Oxford "Your Ideal NICU."
Neonatologists are in the hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our neonatologists work with the baby's primary care physician to ensure that they are kept informed about the baby's care.
H.O.P.E. Clinic Developmental Follow-Up
Following discharge your baby may be recommended to our H.O.P.E. Clinic
, in addition to care from your baby's regular doctor.
For Parents or Loved Ones with a Baby in the NICU
for in-depth information on what to expect and make the most of the NICU, its staff and its resources.