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Department of Pediatrics

Neonatal Medicine


Neonatal Team

The Division of Neonatology runs two neonatal centers: a level III NICU at St. John's Hospital and a level II nursery at Memorial Medical Center. The NICU at St. John's Children's Hospital is part of the state of Illinois Perinatal Center. Our 40-bed unit provides care to about 500 seriously ill newborns each year. The NICU team consists of specially trained nurses, respiratory therapists, rehabilitation specialists, social service workers, pharmacists, nutritionists and chaplains, as well as neonatology attendings and pediatric residents.





Faculty & Staff

    Dan Batton




     Daniel Batton, MD - Division Chair

     




    Beau Batton




     Beau Batton, MD

     




    Ginger Darling




     Ginger Darling, MD

     




    Magali Jean-Louis




     Magali Jean-Louis, MD

     




    Laura Vargas




     Venkata Majjiga, MD, MRCPCH

     




    Dharmendra Nimavat




     Dharmendra Nimavat, MD

     




    Laura Vargas




     Laura Vargas, MD

     




  • Brenda Bigley, CNNP
  • Ruth Jackson, CNNP
  • Kathleen Nacke, CNNP
  • Julie Wetmore, CNNP

Clinics

  • High Risk Nursery Follow-Up Clinic

Contact Information

Phone: (217) 757-6428 and (217) 757-6429
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 4:30pm
Address: St. John's Pavilion
             301 N. 8th St.
             Springfield, IL 62701


Physician Referrals

  • (217) 757-6428