Level II Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Wabash Valley
If your new baby needs help adjusting to life outside the womb, you can trust our team to provide the best care possible. The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Terre Haute Regional Hospital has experience treating some of Wabash Valley's tiniest patients.
Our Level II NICU (also called a special care nursery) cares for infants who are born a few weeks early or have minor health problems. Most of these babies just need a little extra support and observation until they are strong enough to go home.
For more information about our NICU, please call (812) 237-1200. Our team is available 24/7.
Advanced newborn care
No parent wants to see his or her baby in the NICU, but it is reassuring to know advanced neonatal care is here if you need it. We offer:
- Leading expertise. Our experienced team is led by neonatologists (doctors with special training in caring for sick or premature newborns). It also includes neonatal clinical nurse specialists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, swallowing therapists, pharmacists and lactation consultants.
- Support for immature lungs. We have the respiratory equipment and staff necessary to treat babies who temporarily need help breathing, including an infant resuscitation team onsite 24/7.
- Premier care for preemies. We are equipped to treat babies born between 32 to 35 weeks and who weigh as little as 3.3 pounds.
- Access to Level IV NICU. If your baby needs complex subspecialty or surgical care, our partnerships with Riley Children's Hospital at IU Health and Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent in Indianapolis offer the highest level of neonatal intensive care available.
- Ongoing pediatric care. As your child grows, it is good to know he or she can receive expert, 24/7 pediatric emergency care at a facility you already know and trust.
High-quality care for neonatal concerns
Our NICU team cares for babies who need extra medical attention but are not sick enough to require critical care. We specialize in:
- Mild respiratory problems
- Minor conditions, such as jaundice
- Moderate complications that occur during labor and delivery, including small amounts of meconium in the lungs
- Babies who can't stay warm on their own and need to be placed in an incubator
- Babies who aren't yet strong enough to feed on their own
Family-centered neonatal care and support
Terre Haute Regional Hospitalâ€™s NICU offers more than just medical care. We also provide a quiet, nurturing space for your family to spend time with your baby. We offer:
- 24/7 visitation. You can stay by your baby's side for as long as you need. In fact, we encourage you to become an active participant in your child's care. We also welcome visitation with siblings and grandparents whenever possible.
- Unlimited bonding. We encourage you to spend plenty of hands-on time with your baby, holding or feeding as much as possible.
- Considerate communication. Our caregivers understand this is a stressful time for your family. We will make sure you stay informed while your baby is cared for in our NICU.