Neonatology is the specialty of caring for newborns who may have complications from premature birth or other medical conditions. The neonatology team at Blank Children's Hospital is committed to ensuring your baby receives comprehensive, state-of-the-art, family-centered care around the clock. Our team is made up of experienced professionals, many of whom have worked together for years. The team includes neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, respiratory therapists, occupational and physical therapists, and other medical specialists.
The Blank Children's Variety Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery (NICU) is a Regional Level IIIB nursery, offering the latest in technology and specialized care.
- Samir Alabsi, MD - Medical Director
- Ranjani Ananth, MD
- Kim Burrier, MSN, ARNP, NNP
- Wendy Gradwell, MSN, ARNP, NNP
- Lauren Hodgson, MSN, ARNP, NNP
- Lindsey Koele-Schmidt, MD
- Teresa Layland, MSN, ARNP, NNP
- Hamzah Miltaha, MD
- Megan Overton, MSN, ARNP, NNP
- Laura Pabich, MSN, ARNP, NNP
- Barbara Pappas, MSN, ARNP, NNP
- K. Alanna Rice, MD
- Bradley Riley, MD
- Leslie Meurner, MSN, ARNP, NNP
- Kellie Steinick, MSN, ARNP, NNP
- Andrea Terrones, MSN, ARNP, NNP
- Jessica Wallace, MSN, ARNP, NNP
In addition to providing care in the Blank Children's NICU, our providers offer coverage and support for our adult hospitals in the Maternity Centers. Those include Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Methodist West Hospital.