Volunteer Cuddlers at Allen Hospital NICU

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

101 Cedar River Pkwy
Suite 101
Waverly, Iowa 50677

00 Patients
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Urgent Care - North Crossing

2134 Logan Ave.
Suite A
Waterloo, Iowa 50703

00 Patients
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Urgent Care - Prairie Parkway

5100 Prairie Parkway
Suite 101
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

01 Patients
Waiting Now

Urgent Care - San Marnan

1655 E San Marnan Dr.
Suite H
Waterloo, Iowa 50702

00 Patients
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Urgent Care - United Medical Park

1731 W Ridgeway Ave.
Suite 100
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

00 Patients
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Volunteer Cuddlers

The power of touch

Backed by research, we know that human touch helps babies' brains develop, helps them to gain weight faster and go home sooner.

We know that a parent's touch is the best, but sometimes a baby's NICU stay is long. Sometimes parents need to be away from their baby. During this time, they can take comfort knowing that their baby will still receive loving touch from our NICU cuddlers.

These volunteers have been hand chosen and have gone through hospital, classroom and bedside training to become a cuddler. Our cuddlers follow the same infection control and confidentiality policies as the rest of the NICU team, and partner with our nurses to provide the best care to our smallest patients.

Read more about our volunteer cuddler program at wcfcourier.com: Allen Hospital NICU Cuddlers help babies, staff

To become an Allen Hospital volunteer, visit unitypoint.org/volunteer or call (319) 235-3692.