|St. Cloud Hospital lights up pink and blue for premature babies|
|The preterm birth rate rose to 9.8 percent in 2016, up .2 percent from 9.6 in 2015, marking the second consecutive increase after steady declines over the previous 7 years. In fact, premature birth is the No. 1 cause of death of babies in the United States. The U.S. preterm birth rate is among the worst of high-resource nations. In recognition of Prematurity Awareness Month, St. Cloud Hospital lit up the arches in front of St. Cloud Hospital with pink and blue lights Nov.12-18.|
The Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Cloud Hospital cares for the tiniest and sickest of infants in Central Minnesota. The 30-bed unit features state-of-the-art private and semi-private rooms in a highly specialized, yet intimate environment. It partners with the March of Dimes on a NICU Family Support Program. The program:
The March of Dimes supports hospital efforts to end non-medically necessary deliveries before 39 weeks of gestation. Full term pregnancies are best for moms and babies.
- Assists families with their hospital stay and transition home
- Contributes to NICU staff professional development
- Promotes the philosophy of family-centered care
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Welcome to the newest provider at our high-risk pregnancy clinic Elli Ladwig, PA-C, has joined the St. Cloud Hospital Perinatology Clinic team. Elli earned her Bachelor of Science in biology at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. She received her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colo. and St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa. Elli is a registered diagnostic medical sonographer and received her ultrasound training through the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
- Take a virtual tour of the St. Cloud Hospital Birthing Center.
- Take a virtual tour of the St. Cloud Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.