Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Little Ethan Waterfall dozed peacefully as Santa Claus held the infant close, a new white teddy bear next to him as Santa’s thick white beard provided a little extra cushioning.
Even though they take every chance they can to spend time with their newborn son, Khalen, at St. Vincent Healthcare’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) since his birth in late September, Nick and Kyrsten Bronson can’t always be there.
For the first time in more than 40 years, Billings Clinic is planning a dedicated inpatient pediatric unit to accommodate the growing demand.
In response to an increased need for labor, postpartum, neonatal and antepartum services, the Billings Clinic Family Birth Center has been expanded with six new suites as well as new state-of-the-art C-section operating rooms.
A popular maternal-fetal medicine program, an increased number of Cesarean sections and an explosion of population growth in Eastern Montana are fueling a $3.3 million expansion and renovation of the Family Birth Center at Billings Clinic.
Few family events are more eagerly anticipated than a baby’s birth. But, especially for expectant moms, the impending birth typically brings some degree of discomfort and anxiety. Expectant mothers often wish for an early delivery date, but the last few weeks of pregnancy are vital to the he…
Santa Claus brings gifts to the premature babies at Saint Vincent Healthcare's neonatal intensive care unit.
Santa Claus made his annual visit to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Vincent Healthcare on Thursday, delivering toys to the tiny patients and their families.
Santa Claus shows a toy to a baby in the NICU at St. Vincent Healthcare on Thursday, December 19, 2013.
Above, Santa Claus visits with Brett and Nicole Peppin of Billings and their son Andrew in the NICU at St. Vincent Healthcare on Thursday.At right, Santa Claus shows a toy to a baby in the NICU at St. Vincent Healthcare.
As grateful residents count their blessings around the traditional Thanksgiving turkey, by far the biggest blessing for one Billings couple, Justine Myers and Ryan French, will be helping their son celebrate his first turkey day with a bottle or two of baby formula and some quality time with…
Brandy Schiffer and Joshua Granger are going to enjoy raising a little Kane.
Eli French’s foot with his father Ryan’s finger in the NICU at St. Vincent Healthcare shortly after he was born in March, 15 weeks early.
Ryan French and Justine Myers with their son, Eli French, in their Billings home. Eli was born in March at 25 weeks weighing only 1 pound, 12 ounces.
Ryan French holds his son in the NICU at St. Vincent Healthcare shortly after Eli was born in March, 15 weeks early.
At left, Eli French in the NICU at St. Vincent Healthcare shortly after he was born in March, 15 weeks early. Eli’s foot rests on Ryan’s finger shortly after he was born.
Eli French lies next to one of his first baby hats. French was born 15 weeks early in March.
Ryan French gives Eli a bottle as Justine Myers looks on.
Billings Clinic has expanded and remodeled its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to care for more infants born in the Family Birth Center who need special medical care. The expansion increases the number of babies who can be cared for in the unit from 13 to 19.
GREAT FALLS - Inside a room in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Benefis Health Care sits a machine that helps save lives, just as they're getting started.