Washington University Physicians in Illinois, Inc. neonatologists and pediatricians from St. Louis Children’s Hospital provide coverage for all newborns at Memorial’s Family Care Birthing Center, including those who may require care in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU).

During every high-risk delivery, in addition to the delivery team, there is a pediatrician or neonatologist and a specially trained nurse who are there specifically for the babies. 

Should a baby require surgery or an extremely high level of care, he or she will be transferred to St. Louis Children’s Hospital.


A neonatologist is a physician with a sub-specialty in pediatrics who has years of special training in the care of newborn infants, especially those who are fragile, ill, or premature.


We provide the following services at Memorial:

  • Prenatal consults (inpatients and outpatients)
  • Attend all high-risk deliveries
  • Care for all babies requiring intensive and special care
  • Hearing screenings for all babies