Best Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) | Des Moines, Iowa
Appointment Icon

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

01 Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E. Hickman Road
Waukee, Iowa 50263

00 Patients
Waiting Now

Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

01 Patients
Waiting Now

Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

01 Patients
Waiting Now

Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

00 Patients
Waiting Now

Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

00 Patients
Waiting Now

Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

01 Patients
Waiting Now

Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

01 Patients
Waiting Now

Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

00 Patients
Waiting Now
Blank Children's Hospital

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The Variety Intensive Care Nursery is located on the second floor of Blank Children's Hospital. We are dedicated to providing high-quality, family-centered care for premature and critically-ill newborns. We offer private rooms that can accommodate 44 beds and are a Regional Level IIIB unit offering the latest in technology. We have been pioneering care for newborns since the unit opened in 1972. In 2001, we were one of the first units in the world to offer private-room care, and since that time, many NICUs across the country have followed our model.

Your gifts and donations to support our NICU are deeply appreciated! Learn more about our NICU Wish List here.

Benefits of private-room care:

  • Ability to customize baby's environment to best support their level of development.
  • Regulation of light and sound levels to support baby's needs and maximize development.
  • Supports family involvement with baby's care.
  • Privacy for families as they bond with their new baby.
  • Private sleeping sofas in each room for parents to stay the night.
  • Close monitoring of babies by nurses and doctors.

Services for families:

  • Free meals for lactating new moms.
  • Access to lactation consultants.
  • Wireless internet.
  • Refrigerators in rooms.
  • Car seat safety classes.
  • Infant CPR classes.
  • Laundry facilities.
  • Private shower facility.
  • Additional sleeping rooms.