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Toy bear donations help prep families for baby’s arrival home

Toy bears built with plastic tubes inserted in their tummies teach families how to manage a feeding tube upon a child’s return home and influence one older sibling’s interest in nursing.

Fighting Sudden Infant Death Syndrome one sleeper at a time

Nurse’s vision provides families with safe sleep tools supported by Carle Women’s Legacy Circle.

NICU grads say going back as important as 'breaking out'

NICU Reunion at First Christian Church in Champaign celebrated successes and milestones for families and staff.

Most vulnerable kids now can receive therapy services at home

Carle Home Services fills specialized need to ensure pediatric patients have the best chance at fewer development delays.

First-time parents who once felt 'no hope' now support others

Family returns to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to share stories with others, as well as resources and a shoulder to lean on.

From conception to delivery, Carle supports moms and babies

Recertified with the state’s highest distinction for the care of moms and babies, Carle remains ready.

Pediatrics team grows to meet expanding regional needs

Carle treats complex pediatric cases spanning birth to age 18 to meet families' demand for high-quality local care.

Tiny twins grow up at Carle, reach exciting new phase together

“Thriving” is a word the Learneds longed to hear when their babies were working to grow strong enough to survive ... and go home.

Region's tiniest babies thrive with addition of special unit

One-year-old Small Baby Unit cares for the region’s tiniest and most vulnerable children with hands-on care 24 hours a day.

Badminton lover serves up selflessness in healthcare

Student leader Priyanka Bahel shares passion for helping and builds leadership skills earning her a Governor’s Volunteer Service Award.

Grateful grandmother raises money for other moms and babies

Once-worried Altamont family pays it forward by raising money for services that support the families of the region's in-need babies.

Nora's career plans take flight after her brother's birth

An emergency helicopter ride inspires new big sister, Nora, to become a NICU flight nurse one day. Meet hero flight nurse Nikki.

Carle NICU earns gold status, statewide recognition

Carle NICU earns gold award for Golden Hour Quality Improvement, the only hospital in Illinois to receive this honor.

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