Serving the Smallest Among Us With Tender, Loving Care
Babies born early need special care, and the days immediately following birth can be scary for parents. That’s why it’s important to work with physicians whose expertise and empathy you can trust.
At the Birth Center at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, we see 5,000 families a year. Approximately 12–15% of those families require the help of our neonatal intensive care unit. Partnering with Children’s Mercy, we can provide care for nearly all of the preterm infants who are delivered at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission.
Helping Newborns Thrive
The NICU at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission’s Birth Center features 24 private rooms with a dedicated medical and nursing team committed to quality and safety. Children’s Mercy neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners and maternal-fetal medicine specialists provide around-the-clock, expert care for high-risk mothers and babies.
Our team in the AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Level III NICU is trained to care for infants born as early as 27 weeks gestation. Made up of nurses, respiratory therapists, lactation consultants, pharmacists and social workers, each supports the medical team of Children’s Mercy neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners who oversee the special care of your baby.