Indiana’s Largest Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Expands Services with 12-Bed Unit.
June 11, 2014
St.Vincent Health System
INDIANAPOLIS - St.Vincent Women's Hospital officials have announced the opening of a Neonatal Continuing Care Unit - an extension of Neonatal Intensive Care services. Babies born prematurely or ill are cared for in the faith-based hospital's Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Infants who are well enough to leave the NICU, but still require neonatal care, will be treated in the new 12-bed Neonatal Continuing Care Unit.
"This extension of NICU services is a demonstration of our commitment to serving medically fragile infants and their families," said Debra Beynon, director of the NICU at St.Vincent Women's Hospital. "It is our goal to serve the needs of our community by providing evidence-based care in a healing environment."
St.Vincent Women's Hospital is Indiana's only dedicated women's hospital providing the most comprehensive women's health services. In addition to the new 12-bed Neonatal Continuing Care Unit, the faith-based hospital has 48 private rooms, a 26-bed High-Risk Obstetrics Unit and a 75-bed Level IV NICU. The hospital also has the largest group of maternal-fetal medicine physicians in Indiana.
The highly trained surgeons at St.Vincent Women's Hospital operate in three surgical suites that are equipped with the latest technology and minimally invasive equipment. Surgical specialties include: neonatal surgical interventions; minimally invasive surgery addressing a wide range of gynecological conditions; urological/gynecological surgery; non-obstetrical procedures for obstetric patients; and breast surgery with reconstruction.
St.Vincent Women's Hospital is the only hospital in Indiana - and the second hospital in the nation - to achieve Joint Commission disease-specific certification in high-risk obstetrics care.
About St.Vincent Women’s Hospital
St.Vincent Women’s Hospital is Central Indiana’s only dedicated women’s hospital, providing a full continuum of care. The 209,025-square-foot hospital encompasses 48 private rooms; a 26-bed High-Risk Obstetrics Unit; a 24/7 staffed Level III C 75-bed Newborn Intensive Care Unit; and the largest group of Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians in Indiana. St.Vincent Women’s Hospital offers quality services including prenatal diagnosis, genetic counseling, breast health, menopause and gynecologic health. The family-focused practice of keeping the neonate with the mother at the hospital establishes St.Vincent Women’s Hospital as a leader in newborn care throughout the state. The hospital’s Center for Women’s Health is a comprehensive resource providing beneficial health education and information for women, and serves as a portal to help women navigate through health services. The faith-based hospital is the first in the state to earn the Disease-Specific Care Certification for High Risk Obstetrics from The Joint Commission, the nation’s premier healthcare accreditation entity.