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Beyond the NICU


Beyond the NICU is a pre-term infant home care nursing program to help premature babies and their families make a smooth transition from the hospital to home in both the Springfield and Decatur areas.

A specially trained nurse meets with eligible parents in the hospital before discharge and then visits the home regularly for the next 18 months to monitor the child’s health and development, assist with resource needs, such as child care, food and diapers, and help coordinate follow-up care with doctors, nurses and other health care professionals.

Financial support for the program is provided by HSHS St. John’s Hospital Foundation. To support the Beyond the NICU program and other programs at St. John’s, click here