Women & Infants: Arriving February 2018

The Women & Infants Center is the region’s most advanced integrated medical center dedicated to women’s and newborn’s health – from specialized preventive care to the latest comprehensive treatments to childbirth. It is only through the unique partnership of three top medical institutions -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children’s Hospital -- that the Center is able to provide expert care for women at every stage of life and their infants.

With one of the only Level IV Newborn Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in St. Louis, we provide the highest level of treatment available for critically-ill newborns and those requiring special monitoring. Our Level IV NICU is the only one in the region that is directly connected to labor and delivery, keeping mothers close to their babies during care.


Our Facilities

The new Women & Infants Center is located on the Washington University Medical Campus and is housed in two new adjoining towers at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, opening in February 2018. A walkway joins the two buildings connecting labor and delivery with the NICU. Many of our Center’s outpatient services, including wellness visits, will be performed in the newly renovated Center for Outpatient Health.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

St. Louis Children's Hospital

St. Louis Children's Hospital

State-Of-The-Art Facilities

The Parkview Tower features all private and spacious inpatient rooms overlooking Forest Park or our interior atrium garden. Pregnant mothers will be monitored in our new Women's Assessment Center. Our labor and delivery unit offers spacious birthing suites with therapeutic laboring aids, as well as rooms specially equipped for cesarean sections. The NICU at St. Louis Children's Hospital offers private beds to allow parents to comfortably stay overnight with their infant.

Women & Infants Delivery Room
Women & Infants Interior Atrium
Women & Infants NICU

Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with a fetal surgery operating room, dedicated Fetal Care Center and advanced ultrasound rooms with a wall-mounted monitor for easy viewing. Our updated Center for Outpatient Health location features new modern and comfortable exam rooms.


Our Services

Our evidence-based medicine and top-level academic programs keep us at the forefront of the most advanced treatments and services.
Our teams provide expert care for:

General and high-risk obstetrics and gynecology
Infertility and reproductive medicine
Fetal care
Newborn medicine
Pelvic floor medicine (Urogynecology)
Minimally invasive gynecological surgery
Gynecological oncology with Siteman Cancer Center


Awards and Honors

All three institutions that compose the Women & Infants Center rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, both Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital have received Magnet designations, the highest national recognition for nursing excellence. This honor is held by only 5 percent of U.S. Hospitals.

     

Partnership at the Women & Infants Center

With our collaborative medical-care approach at the Women & Infants Center, each organization plays an important role.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Provides care for women, including obstetrics and gynecology, labor and delivery, high-risk pregnancy, fertility issues and pelvic floor disorders.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Cares for newborns and infants needing specialized care in our Level IV newborn intensive care unit (NICU), and provides access to the region’s top pediatric specialists.

Washington University Physicians

Board-certified primary care physicians and specialists that offer expert care at both facilities. They are also faculty members at Washington University School of Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the country.

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