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The Renée Schine Crown Neonatal Intensive Care Unit


Fifty-five Beds, Split Into Three Distinct Neighborhoods
  • To make our large unit more intimate and family friendly, Rush created three distinct “neighborhoods” within the NICU, which are graphically designated with flowers, meadows and stars.
  • These neighborhoods have separate work stations for clinicians, which are all close to patient rooms. This set-up helps bring families physically closer to their health care team, an important consideration when it comes to communication.
Single Rooms for Each Baby
  • Single rooms provide privacy for families.
  • Each room comes complete with all the necessary monitoring devices and medical supplies.
  • Rooms are equipped with comfortable seating for family, a breast pump and a refrigerator to store breast milk.
Neonatologists 24/7
  • Neonatologists are pediatricians with advanced training in caring for at-risk babies.
  • At Rush, neonatologists are in the NICU 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Pharmacy and Imaging Equipment Right There
  • Close proximity to medications and x-ray equipment means faster delivery of care. 

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