HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital recently welcomed Laura Hickenbottom, NNP-BC, to serve as the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner for the Women and Children’s Care department.
She will be providing services to newborns in the Women and Children’s Care department on a bi-weekly basis. She will be attending preterm and high risk deliveries, and any other deliveries where a newborn may need extra care. For newborns that do not have a family doctor, she will be conducting history and physicals, and following them during their stay at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital. She will also be caring for newborns in the hospital’s Level II nursery.
Hickenbottom graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She has special certifications in NICU, Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and STABLE (neonatal education program to focus exclusively on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick newborns). She comes to St. Anthony’s from Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis, where she served as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. She also previously worked as a Neonatal Flight Nurse for Carle Hospital in Urbana.
For more information about the services provided by St. Anthony’s Women and Children’s Care department, visit St. Anthony’s Web site at stanthonyshospital.org. HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital is part of the Southern Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which also includes HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.