Women and Infant Services Birthing Center

LEVEL 2 Skilled Newborn Nursery

Pregnancies range from the routine to the delicate, and our highly trained staff is ready to take care of any problems that may arise. In addition to a typical nursery, the Birthing Center at Silver Cross has a Level 2 Nursery with Extended capabilities. This means that our staff is specially trained 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. Few babies ever need to be transferred to specialized neonatal care centers.

Neonatal/Pediatric Specialists

In addition to our superb nursing staff, Silver Cross Hospital has partnered with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago to ensure that a specially trained neonatologist or pediatric hospitalist is onsite 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Having a doctor from Children’s present is a benefit since they can provide expert specialty care to newborns that may otherwise need to be transported to Chicago or a specialty center outside the community. And if your baby needs follow-up specialist care, Lurie Children's outpatient clinic is conveniently located in Pavilion A, which is connected to the New Hospital.

Learn about the new Amy, Matthew and Jay Vana Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Silver Cross Hospital


Another feature offered by the Silver Cross Birthing Center is Baby Care Connect PDF and Baby Care Connect-Spanish PDF which is a telemedicine program in conjunction with the Lurie Children's cardiologists. Telemedicine is a cutting edge diagnostic tool that allows pediatric cardiology specialists to analyze a baby’s echocardiogram in real-time through a video linkage with Silver Cross.

Safe, Secure Environment

As one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation, we pride ourselves on providing you and your baby with a safe environment. We have a state-of-the-art infant security system along with secured entrances to the Birthing Center to give you peace of mind.

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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.