Caring for more fragile newborns than anyone else in the region.

Every newborn we deliver gets 24-hour TLC while in our Kansas City maternity hospitals. But some babies need more advanced care, especially those born too early. A premature baby needs to be monitored around the clock and may need special care for specific health risks.

Our high-risk pregnancy services include:

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine Network – the region’s most experienced team to support high-risk pregnancies
  • The largest dedicated high-risk antepartum unit in the region with more adult specialists treating expecting moms around the clock
  • 4 neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) – a unit at each of our maternity hospitals
  • Over 175 specialists including maternal-fetal specialists, perinatologists, neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, family support social workers, lactation consultants, registered dietitians and pediatric specialty doctors such as cardiologists and neurologists
  • A dedicated neonatal transport service to safely transfer your baby to any of our high level NICUs from any hospital within an approximate 100 mile radius

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NICU Levels

Neonatal Intensive Care Units must meet specific requirements and are designated by levels that go higher, according to their capacity to care for the smallest and most seriously ill infants.

All of our hospitals are staffed with the same team of neonatologists. This ensures continuity of care if your baby needs to be transferred to another HCA Midwest Health maternity hospital. Also rest assured that your baby’s health records can be accessed at any hospital in our system.

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Overland Park Regional Medical Center
Level III NICU


  • Cares for “micropreemies” born as early as 22 weeks gestation
  • Provides comprehensive care including advanced surgical care for babies with serious health concerns

Learn more about Overland Park Regional’s NICU

Research Medical Center
Level III NICU


  • Cares for infants born as early as 22 weeks gestation

Learn more about Research’s NICU

Centerpoint Medical Center
Level III NICU


  • Cares for newborns born as early as 28 weeks gestation

Learn more about Centerpoint’s NICU

Menorah Medical Center
Level II NICU


  • Cares for babies born as early as 32 weeks gestation
  • An intimate and family centered environment

Learn more about Menorah’s NICU

NICU Follow-Up Clinic

Our NICU Follow-Up Clinics provide medical follow-up for babies who need specialized transitional care from the NICU to a primary pediatrician. The first appointment is usually about one month after discharge.