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.
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.
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.
New parents can announce the arrival of their newborn on our website. If you choose to participate in this free service provided by Bella Baby, your baby’s photo will be taken while you’re in the hospital and posted on the Silver Cross Online Nursery for family and friends to share in your joy.