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Sanford Children’s Boekelheide NICU

  • Sanford NICU | Meet Our Team | Sioux Falls, SD
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Meet Our NICU Team

Sanford Children's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Sioux Falls offers unique, advanced healing environments designed to provide critically ill or premature babies with the latest in medical, physical and emotional care. Our leading neonatologists, pediatric surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, other specialists, neonatal nurses and pediatric anesthesiologists provide expert care and are available 24/7. 


Integrated Care

If there is a known risk that a baby will be born needing care in a neonatal intensive care unit, perinatologists at Sanford USD Medical Center work closely with Boekelheide NICU neonatologists to begin planning for that care before the baby is born. We also work closely with referring perinatologists and OB/GYN specialists to coordinate and plan for care.


Family Centered Care is Important for Your Baby

We recognize the important role that family plays in a baby's health and healing. That's why in our NICU, our team encourages mothers, fathers and other family members to participate in their baby's care.

Studies show that family-focused care results in shorter hospital stays and better long-term outcomes. We encourage parents to participate in their baby's care, at every stage. This is one reason why visiting hours do not apply to parents; we consider them a part of our care team. Parents are allowed to stay with their baby as long as they want and may come and go as they please.