Neonatology

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Indiana University Health Arnett Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a designated Riley Hospital for Children NICU and Level III NICU, provides care to the entire spectrum of infants, from healthy, term infants to extremely premature and critically ill infants. 

No mother wants to hear that her baby needs to go to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, but at IU Health Arnett Hospital you can rest assured knowing that our NICU is staffed 24 hours a day by an on-site neonatal provider. You are encouraged to stay with your new baby in your own private room with the support and gentle, loving care of our dedicated staff.

Our specially-trained team consists of experienced Neonatologists and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, who attend many routine deliveries and all high risk deliveries, with a response team comprised of NICU trained RNs and Respiratory Therapists. All of our NICU providers are trained in neonatal resuscitation and have a strong focus on developmental care of the critically ill and premature infant.

We are proud to offer our families the peace of mind that comes with service and support from the Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health nationally recognized NICU program.

Neonatology services include:

  • 12 all-private rooms that allow parents and baby to stay in the same room overnight
  • 24 hour on-site care by a neonatal provider
  • Attendance at many routine and all high risk deliveries
  • Care of sick and preterm neonates, including 23 weeks gestation to full term
  • Invasive procedures, including umbilical catheterization, endotracheal intubation and peripherally inserted central catheters
  • Our NICU Medical Director, Dr. Abhay Singhal, joined IU Health Arnett from Riley Hospital for Children where he still holds the position as Director of Quality
  • Neonatal response team, including a neonatal provider, a NICU RN and a neonatal-trained respiratory therapist
  • Neonatal resuscitation
  • Newborn consultations, including high risk pregnancy consultations
  • Shared electronic medical record platform with Riley Hospital for Children allows for real time information sharing of test results and diagnostic images