Neonatalogy

In neonatology, it's the little things that matter. That's why our nationally recognized Level IV NICU provides the highest level of care available for our tiny patients. Cook Children's is one of only a handful of NICUs nationwide to provide single patient rooms. These individual rooms enable us to provide the highly specialized intensive care services and attention that medically fragile babies need. All of these advantages plus our advanced technology, top doctors and one-of-a-kind developmental program, means we give every baby we treat the biggest chance possible for a happy, healthy childhood. Click to learn more.

NICU

January
29,
2024
| 11:01 AM America/Chicago
Reaching New RecordOn January 25, Cook Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit hit its highest patient volume with 101 babies. Brittany McLaughlin, NICU Director, says this milestone is evidence of the continued growth in our community and its
November
20,
2023
| 13:31 PM America/Chicago
By Charlotte SettleOn November 12th, 2023, the Cook Children’s NICU Early Support and Care Transition (NEST) Developmental Follow-Up Center celebrated its ten-year anniversary.About the NEST Clinic NEST provides crucial early intervention for babies
September
19,
2023
| 11:54 AM America/Chicago
Listen to Episode 54 of the Raising Joy podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide prevention communication initiative, and aims to reach parents through
May
02,
2023
| 13:02 PM America/Chicago
By Sydney HanesPatients admitted to the Cook Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can spend days, weeks or months there. No matter the amount of time spent there, the connections built between the tiniest patients, their families and their
March
22,
2023
| 16:42 PM America/Chicago
Child Life Week: This week, we’re celebrating our Child Life Specialists at Cook Children’s who make an impact on the emotional safety of children and families in health care.By Baylee Simmons, CCLS, Child Life Specialist at Cook Children’s Neonatal
February
10,
2023
| 11:29 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerTwins AmieLynn and JamieLynn Finley won the hearts of the nurses who fed, diapered and bathed the girls a little differently from other babies in the Cook Children’s NICU.For the first three and a half months of their lives, AmieLynn
January
25,
2023
| 11:22 AM America/Chicago
Sisters JamieLynn and AmieLynn underwent surgery on Monday, becoming the first conjoined twins to be separated at Cook Children’s Medical Center.Jamie and Amie lay face-to-face and shared a liver, which was successfully separated during the 11-hour
January
18,
2023
| 14:28 PM America/Chicago
Editor’s Note: The Respiratory Clinic is limited only to patients who were recently treated at the Cook Children's Emergency Department, Medical Center or Urgent Care Clinics and received a referral for respiratory therapy.Story by Jean Yaeger.
December
23,
2022
| 10:00 AM America/Chicago
Photos by Sydney Hanes.Santa Claus stopped by to visit our tiniest patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to spread Christmas cheer. The babies were dressed in festive outfits to celebrate their first Christmas.