The Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at Riley Hospital for Children and IU Health Methodist Hospital are putting visitor restrictions in place starting Monday, Nov. 18th. Only visits by parents plus four designated adults identified by the parents will be allowed on the NICU floor.
Siblings and children under 18 will not be permitted. These restrictions minimize risk of infection to patients already at risk and will be in place through spring 2020.
Whether you anticipated your child’s stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or it was unexpected, having a newborn with urgent medical needs can be a stressful and overwhelming experience for any parent. At Riley at IU Health, we strive to provide the best care for your baby while also delivering well-rounded support to you and your growing family.
Over the course of your pregnancy, we work hand-in-hand with the Maternity & Newborn Health Department to identify health concerns and develop a holistic plan for your baby’s care prior to labor and delivery. Our specialists will consult with you to ensure that you are prepared and informed about every decision you make for your baby’s health.
Having a baby is an important life event. Urgent medical needs create additional challenges for your family, but our neonatology team can help you navigate the emotional, logistical and financial challenges of having a baby in the NICU. While your baby receives the most advanced clinical treatment options, our comprehensive care team will work alongside our expert physicians to help your family get the support you need. Our care team includes:
Our goal is to provide you and your family with every available resource so that you can focus on the most important thing: loving your child.
In addition to comprehensive family support, Riley at IU Health offers the most advanced neonatology services in Indiana. Our 60-bed NICU is one of Indiana’s only comprehensive Level IV NICU nurseries, providing the highest level of care available for all neonatal patients needing specialized treatment options.
With our High-Risk Infant Follow-Up Care Program, specialized care for your baby continues after he or she leaves the NICU. We continue to collaborate with developmental pediatricians and specialists in other departments to monitor your baby’s condition and ensure that each infant continues to make strides following treatment in the NICU at Riley at IU Health.
Our doctors and researchers have helped develop several lifesaving treatments for newborns. Riley at IU Health was the first hospital in Indiana to evaluate the use of surfactant therapy, which is now used routinely to treat breathing problems in premature babies. Our doctors also helped test and win federal approval for a technology called high frequency jet ventilation, which helps babies breathe without stressing the lungs. In addition to introducing new medical services to our own patients, we also share our findings with other NICUs capable of providing the services.
We are leading the way with a focused neurocritical care initiative aimed at safeguarding infant brain health. A partnership between the Neonatology Department and the Neurology Department ensures the presence of neurologists in our NICU. Our comprehensive team of board certified neonatologists, neonatal neurologists, neuroradiologists and neurodiagnostic specialists and staff is dedicated to providing the highest level of care for infants born with neurological conditions such as:
Our team coordinates with other departments throughout the hospital to ensure that newborns and their families receive specialized care and support for the unique challenges associated with congenital neurological conditions.
Our pediatric specialists provide patient- and family-centered care for most related conditions. The links below provide more specific information about some, but not all, of the conditions that we treat.
We offer a number of different Neonatology (NICU) services. Below are some, but not all, of the services that we provide. If you have a question about a specific service that is not listed here, please contact our department.
Our dedicated team of neonatologists works around the clock to provide highly specialized care to newborn patients at Riley at IU Health. Our department coordinates with specialists from other departments to ensure every newborn receives the expert care he or she needs.
In addition to our primary hospital location at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN, we have convenient locations to better serve our communities throughout the state.
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We provide multispecialty Neonatology programs for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related Neonatology programs.
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The Neonatology Department at Riley at IU Health works with NICUs across the state of Indiana to raise the standard of care provided to newborn patients in need of advanced care. We work with researchers to continually improve outcomes and explore new treatment options.
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Riley at IU Health works in conjunction with the Indiana University School of Medicine to provide fellowship-level training through the Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. This fellowship provides exceptional opportunities to develop clinical knowledge and experience.