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Neonatal Intensive Care


Welcome to Our Level III NICU

Some infants require special care due to prematurity or other conditions after birth. The Women's Hospital provides high-quality care through our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). We are a 24-bed NICU that is affiliated with Riley Children's Hospital and ranked in the top 50 in the nation for neonatal care in 2013 report by U.S. News & World.  

We understand that your first visit to the NICU can be stressful. Click here for resources and education that will explain key items related to your baby's condition and what you may see or hear during your baby's NICU stay, as well as begin to prepare you for going home. Our team wants to ease your fears. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask any of our NICU team members. We look forward to getting to know you and will do whatever we can to make this experience as easy as possible.

Developmental Care

The Women’s Hospital NICU staff focuses on the key aspects of developmental care.

  • Kangaroo care (skin-to-skin)
  • The Sonicu System, protecting babies from bright lights and loud sounds
  • Maintaining an environment that mimics the mothers womb
  • Evaluation and treatment performed by occupational, physical and speech therapists

Experienced Staff

The team spirit of the entire NICU staff helps babies and families get home healthy, happy and as soon as possible. These professionals work together to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art care for your baby.

Our family-centered team includes:

  • Board Certified neonatologists
  • Neonatal nurse practitioners
  • Registered nurses
  • Occupational therapists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Lactation consultants
  • Social workers

Specialty Services

  • Transport Services—Trained staff use specialized equipment to transport babies from other facilities to The Women’s Hospital.
  • Family Support Program—Dedicated staff work to keep the entire family involved and supported through their NICU journey. This program includes a special focus for siblings of our NICU babies, a lending library, and education for all family members.
  • Web Cam—The Women’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit offers a web cam service, which provides an internet “virtual window” into the NICU. This web cam system is the first in Indiana and one of the first for a neonatal intensive care unit in the entire country. The web cam gives family members the opportunity to keep in contact with their baby and watch baby’s growth and development during their stay in the NICU.

For more information about our level III neonatal intensive care services, please call The Women’s Hospital at 812-842-4200.

Dr. Ron Pyle

Dr. Cecilia Luedloff

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