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Here for the Everyday, By Your Side for the Critical Stay

UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital has you covered no matter the level of care your baby needs. In addition to having the latest equipment and nurse expertise in our Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), we are pleased to have Neonatal Nurse Practitioners here in our Family Birthing Suites 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNPs) have advanced training in caring for newborns and are prepared for many different situations that may arise. 

For the Everyday

Oftentimes, our Neonatal Nurse Practitioners are there throughout your journey into parenthood. They are available to attend any birth in our Family Birthing Suites and see many of the new babies in the newborn nursery for daily assessments. They provide you with updates of your baby's progress. When it is time for you to take baby home, they will do one more check-up before you leave. They work closely with your baby's doctor to provide the best care possible throughout your stay.  

For the Critical Stay

In the chance that your baby is born prematurely or has special medical needs, the providers and staff of UnityPoint Health Finley hospital Level II NICU are there to provide the expert care they need. Our experienced and confident Neonatal Nurse Practitioners help physicians in situations where extra care is needed. 

Neonatal Nurse Practitioners help your baby get settled into the NICU and monitor their care throughout their stay. Click here to learn more about what to expect when your baby is in the NICU. 

We understand that this can be a scary situation for you and that you may have many questions, so our NNPs help to explain your baby's needs. Having Neonatal Nurse Practitioners here at Finley Hospital means more babies can stay close to home even if they need critical care, allowing for the critical bonding time between baby and parents to go uninterrupted. 

Meet Finley's Neonatal Nurse Practitioners

In addition to working closely with our doctors, our NNPs enjoy working closely with our nursing staff to share their knowledge. They also share expert information with youClick here to read more from Doris Russell, ARNP.  Click here to read more from Terri Jo Peterson, ARNP. 

Doris Russell, ARNP 

 Terri Jo Peterson, ARNP