St. John's Birth Center
Top 5 reasons we are different
1. Specialized care
HSHS St. John’s Hospital is proud to be designated a Level III Administrative Perinatal Center providing the highest level of care for our mothers and babies located within a 37-county area in South Central Illinois. Our Birth Center welcomes more than 1,800 babies every year. The antenatal unit (located within the Birth Center) is staffed by Maternal/Fetal Medicine specialists 24/7 for expectant mothers who may need extra care during their pregnancy for issues such as pre-term labor or high blood pressure. In addition, should an emergency arise, a board-certified obstetrician is in the hospital at all times.
2. Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Should your baby need special care St. John’s has a 40-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) staffed 24 hours a day by neonatologists specially trained to care for babies born too early, as well as babies born with a serious illness. Nurses, respiratory therapists, rehabilitation specialists, pharmacists and dietitians all work together on the unit to provide your baby the best care!
All of our Birth Center and NICU employees participate in a safety initiative called Lifewings. This program brings safety to the forefront of our everyday duties.
St. John’s Birth Center is also a member of a system-wide OB Safety Collaborative which works toward making your stay the safest it can be. You can rest assured knowing the best resources in the region are here to ensure the safety of you and your baby.
4. Birth Consultants here for your questions
We encourage you to contact our Personal Birth Consultant at (217) 744-2229 for any questions you may have about our facilities and services.
5. Baby Friendly Hospital
This prestigious designation has been awarded to only 172 hospitals in the United States. St. John’s Baby Friendly designation has been renewed every five years, most recently in January 2014. Currently there are only a total of four Baby Friendly hospitals in the state of Illinois, including St. John’s.