Donate to NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) Research, Patient Care and Education

NICU, or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a division of Northwestern Medicine which offers services and equipment for the youngest patients. You might have heard others refer to the NICU as a special care nursery, an intensive care nursery, or a newborn intensive care nursery.

Some of the conditions that nurse practitioners provide are:

  • Lung and gastrointestinal system disorders
  • Extreme prematurity and low birth weight
  • Medical complications such as jaundice, sepsis, and poor feeding
  • Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)
  • Congenital anomalies

Fortunately, our NICUs are staffed around the clock with specially trained nurses and neonatologists. Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital offers a level II-E Special Care Nursery. Level III is the highest possible designation for a NICU. None of this would be possible without our generous donations from Northwestern Memorial Foundation supporters.

Even after going home, NICU babies continue to receive special care through the Neonatal Follow-Up Program. Focused on following your babies growth, you will receive tips on feeding, basic child care, and growth and development stages such as language and speech. It’s important to continually monitor your baby during the first full year of your child’s life.

NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) Research Donation

Northwestern Medicine Renée Schine Crown Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital was the first NICU in Illinois to provide the March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program. Stemming from the philosophy of family first care, the program helps families from the moment their baby is hospitalized through the transition home. Please consider donating to Northwestern Memorial Foundation today to help support this meaningful cause.

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