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Saint Luke’s Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) offer advanced care for premature babies and infants requiring critical care. We offer four NICUs convenient to moms and babies in all parts of the Kansas City metro area. Babies requiring the highest level of advanced care can be transferred to Saint Luke’s Hospital NICU–one of the highest levels available.

Saint Luke’s NICUs:

  • Feature the area’s first and only human donor milk program
  • Utilize a team of experts, including neonatologists, lactation consultants, nutritionists, and nurses to care for each baby’s unique needs
  • Offer a NICU follow-up clinic to assist with babies’ special needs after leaving the hospital



  • Saint Luke’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit had just opened when I was born two months early on September 16, 1980. My mom developed preeclampsia, which caused her blood pressure to spike and her entire body to swell.

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  • I was born at 24 weeks on October 20, 1984, and weighed only 21.5 ounces. My mom said my eyes were still fused close. The doctors at Saint Luke’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit told her I had only a 50 percent chance of surviving. (My odds went down to 13 percent when I developed a heart problem three weeks later.) The doctors said if I survived, I would be blind, deaf, and severely retarded.

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  • I spent the first six weeks of my life at Saint Luke’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I was born 10 weeks early and weighed 3 pounds. My dad could hold me in the palm of his hand.

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  • 09/26/2017 - 6:30pm
    Saint Luke's East Hospital

    This class will teach you the basic life support skills for your infant (newborn to one year old) with hands-on manikin practice. Choking management will be included. This is an American Heart Association Family and Friends CPR course (no certification card). $15 per person. Check at front desk for class room location.

  • 10/02/2017 - 6:30pm
    Saint Luke's South Hospital - Horner/Wellness Conference Room

    This fun and interactive class emphasizes the role of the older sibling and helps prepare them to welcome their new brother or sister.

  • 10/11/2017 - 6:30pm
    Saint Luke's North Hospital- Barry Road Classroom B

    From birth to age 8, learn the basic life support (BLS) skills according to American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines. The course includes airway management, chest compressions and choking skills. This is a non-certification course targeted for parents and grandparents.