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Few patients are as vulnerable--or heart-wrenching--as premature and critically ill newborns.

Stephanie Nusbaum, MSN, RN, Manager of Maternity Services, Iowa Lutheran and Methodist West says, "Through its advances in neonatal care, UnityPoint Health - Des Moines is offering them a greater chance at survival."

This is the reason there are neonatal intensive care units at all UnityPoint Health Des Moines hospitals: Iowa Lutheran and Methodist West .  In addition to the Variety Intensive Care Nursery at Blank Children's Hospital, which provides the highest level of neonatal intensive care in central Iowa.

Around the clock, highly skilled neonatal nurse practitioners serve as the primary caregivers for infants at all UnityPoint Health - Des Moines neonatal intensive care units.

Nusbaum says, "This skilled care is so important for our newborns that we have neonatal providers attend every delivery at Iowa Lutheran and Methodist West hospitals, ready to respond in any emergency."