Special Care Nursery
Delnor’s Special Care Nursery has earned the designation of Level II with Extended Capabilities from the State of Illinois. This designation means that the state recognizes Delnor’s ability to care for low-birth-weight infants (2 pounds, 12 ounces or greater), premature infants (30 or more weeks gestation), and infants on mechanical ventilators. It is a great comfort for new parents to know that very few babies ever need to be transferred to specialized neonatal care centers.
To better serve the needs of pregnant women and infants in the far western suburbs, neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners from the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago at Cadence Health pediatric program provide around the clock, on-site coverage of Delnor's Special Care Nursery and delivery services.
Parents of every newborn that is cared for in the Special Care Nursery receive a bound journal in which they can record their thoughts, fears and hopes.