The Renée Schine Crown Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a secured level III care unit that provides state-of-the-art care for premature and seriously ill newborns. Our services and equipment are designed for the smallest patients.
The NICU is staffed 24 hours a day by specially trained nurses and neonatologists, and patients have access to the full range of pediatric subspecialists. We provide care for an estimated 850 premature or seriously ill newborns each year, including infants born at Prentice Women's Hospital, as well as many who are transferred through the Perinatal Network from other hospitals.
Our quality measures related to care at the NICU are:
Central line associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (IDPH)
Chronic lung disease - complications of neonatal intensive care
Healthcare-associated bloodstream infections in newborns
Hospital-acquired infection in neonatal intensive care
Intestinal tissue death - complications of neonatal intensive care
Neonatal survival with no known morbidity with very low birth weight
Neonatal survival with very low birth weight
Severe ventricle bleeding - complications of neonatal intensive care
Very low birth weight babies admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit