Lurie Children’s offers the latest innovations in medical care and technology, enhanced clinical programs, advanced research and improved family amenities. Patients of The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health have access to all of the hospital’s amenities while their children are being cared for in our state-of-the-art treatment facilities.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is a Level III facility, which is the highest NICU designation in Illinois. It signifies our high level of specialized expertise and the comprehensive resources we use to treat the smallest and sickest babies.
Patients in our NICU are cared for by our neonatologists 24-hours a day. In addition, patients can be seen by more than 70 pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists, which allows us to treat a patient’s every need at any time, no matter how complex. Each newborn has their own room, which offers a quiet environment for sleep and recovery. Research shows infants in single-family rooms may experience fewer complications than infants in multi-bed wards.
The pedestrian bridge connecting Lurie Children's and Prentice Women's Hospital.
Our NICU is connected by bridge to Prentice Women’s Hospital to make the transfer of babies delivered at Prentice safer and easier on both the child and the parents.
Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit
The Regenstein CCU is one of the few cardiac units of its kind in the nation, allowing each child to stay in the same private room from admission to discharge. The high-tech rooms adapt to the level of care the patient needs, and eliminates the need to transfer the patient to other units in the hospital. Our rooms are technologically equipped for intensive care while providing the family amenities of a regular acute care patient room. Cardiac patients have the same healthcare team throughout their hospital stay.
Research shows that this unique model of care greatly improves patient and family comfort and satisfaction, as well as patient safety.
Our cardiac intensive care physicians are available at all times, so your child will receive prompt medical attention. With our knowledgeable staff, family-centered care and advanced technology, the Regenstein CCU gives young patients with heart disease an exceptional place to heal.
While many of our expectant parents deliver their baby at Prentice Women’s Hospital, parents often choose to deliver their baby at their local hospital, and then involve our team in their child’s care after delivery. We will help you determine where to deliver, depending on the baby's condition.
Lurie Children's neonatologists also staff the NICUs at the following hospitals, allowing us to care for these ill infants close to home:
Babies can also be transported to Lurie Children’s from any delivery hospital.