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Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

For Referring Providers - Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

To reach the NICU directly, please call 812.485.4114.
To arrange for a NICU Transport, please call 812.485.4949.
Fax: 812.485.4577

For over 30 years, St. Mary's Newborn Intensive Care Unit has been the Tri-State leader in NICU care. Our medical team and experienced clinical staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for our patients and their families.

Services offered include:

  • 44-bed unit staffed by 5 Neonatologists who provide in-house coverage 24/7/365.
  • Less than 4% of patients require transfer to a higher level facility outside the area (Most patients are cared for here, closer to home).
  • A Neonatologist attends all high-risk deliveries and administers surfactant in the delivery room when indicated.
  • Neonatal Transport Team.
  • Lactation Consultants and Breastfeeding Room for privacy.
  • Nitric Oxide Therapy for persistent pulmonary hypertension in the NICU, as well as during transports.
  • High-Frequency Jet/Oscillation ventilation, Conventional patient-triggered ventilation, Non-Invasive ventilation, High-Flow Nasal Cannula (average patient days on ventilator for patients 500-1200 gm = 14 days).
  • Hypothermia Therapy for birth asphyxia.
  • Bedside Procedures Performed in the NICU
    • ­ PDA Ligations
    • ­ Laser Eye Treatment for Retinopathy
  • Care of Common Surgical Procedures, such as repair of hernias, GI obstruction and perforation.
  • PICC Line Insertion by Certified Nurses.
  • Developmental Care/Kangaroo Care.
  • NOMAS - A feeding assessment administered by a certified staff member to analyze sucking patterns and feeding readiness. Based on this assessment a customized feeding plan will be developed by the Physician, Nursing and possibly Speech Therapy based on the need.
  • Inpatient Neonatal Sleep Studies.
  • Immobilization MedVac Bag for neonatal MRIs, which allows the studies to be performed without anesthesia or sedation.
  • Ronald McDonald House located adjacent to campus for patients' families & Parent Care Rooms located inside the Hospital.
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