Amy, Matthew and Jay Vana

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

To ensure babies with special needs can receive all the care they need under one roof – and keep families together close to home – Silver Cross Hospital is pleased to present the future Amy, Matthew and Jay Vana Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Adjacent to our Women and Infant Services Birthing Center, the future NICU features 24 private, single-family rooms. It’s modeled after the NICU of Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and boasts the very latest technology to care for infants:

  • NICU Reception DeskBorn before 30 weeks’ gestational age
  • Born with birth defects, infections, breathing difficulties or other high-risk conditions
  • Born at other nearby hospitals who need highly specialized care
Equipped to Care for All Newborns

Although birth can present unexpected complications, there’s nothing our Silver Cross care teams aren’t prepared to handle. In fact, not only is our future NICU modeled after Lurie’s NICU, it’s also staffed by Lurie neonatologists around the clock and equipped to care for newborns who require the most advanced treatment, including assisted ventilation, neonatal surgery, nitric oxide therapy, and subspecialty diagnosis, consultation and treatment for complex congenital anomalies. What’s more, all nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, therapists, and lactation consultants have specialized training to provide care in our future NICU.

NICU RoomHighlights of the future Amy, Matthew and Jay Vana Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

24 private, single-family rooms

  • A special suite with adjoining rooms for twins or multiple births
  • Private consultation room for parents to meet with specialists
  • Centralized nurses station with high-tech monitoring plus workstations outside patient rooms
  • Web cameras for families to stay connected to babies when they can’t be at the hospital
  • Family lounge
  • Family transition room before baby goes home
Expert Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists

Silver Cross also has the region’s leading maternal-fetal medicine specialists on staff to care for women with complicated or high-risk pregnancies such as women with diabetes, high blood pressure or advanced age.

Download Neonatal Intensive Care Unit/Specialists Flyer (PDF)


To make a charitable donation to support the Amy, Matthew and Jay Vana Intensive Care Unit and Birthing Center at Silver Cross Hospital, click here or send your check payable to the Silver Cross Foundation, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox, IL 60451.

For more information or to discuss a planned or legacy gift, contact Tracy Simons at 815-300-7113 or Commemorative naming opportunities are available.

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.