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Our staff cares for critically ill newborns. We recognize you, the family, as full partners in the care of your baby. While you are here, you will meet many professionals who help care for your baby. Our team includes attending neonatologists, resident physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, social workers, chaplains, cuddlers, pediatric nurse assistants and unit clerks. In addition, physicians from specialty services may be involved in the care of your baby. We are committed to giving you complete and timely information about what is happening to your baby, and together we will plan and provide the best care for your baby and you.

Neonatologists — (312) 942-6640

Unit director — (312) 942-5191

  • Debbie Gist, RNC, BSN

Assistant unit directors — (312) 942-4826

  • Carrie Renschen, RNC, MSN
  • Jody Selenica, RNC, BS

Clinical nurse specialist — (312) 942-4826

Advanced practice nurses/nurse practitioners — (312) 942-5068

  • Mary Puchalski, MS, APN, CNS, NNP-BC, Director of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Services 
  • Amanda Ballard, MSN, APN, NNP-BC
  • Dawn Brown, MS, APN, NNP-BC
  • Courtney Camp, MSN, APN, NNP-BC
  • Tiffany DeRiggi, MSN, APN, NNP-BC
  • Mary Pat Greteman, MA, APN, NNP-BC
  • Sylbi Intarakumhang, MSN, APN, NNP-BC
  • Megan Jones, MSN, APN, NNP-BC
  • Denise Kristen, DNP, APN, NNP-BC
  • Jill Malan, MS, APN, NNP-BC
  • Kim Robinson, MSN, APN, NNP-BC
  • Angela Ruf, MS, APN, NNP-BC

Social workers/case managers — (312) 942-8062

  • Julie Grutzmacher, LSW
  • Caroline McInerney, LSW

Discharge planner — (312) 942-5068 ext. 7643 or pager 5501

  • Sarah Testa, RN, MS

Crisis counselor/Stepping Stones coordinator (312) 942-5068 pager 5065

  • Judy Friedrichs, RN, MS, CT

Professor and director for clinical research and lactation, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — (312) 942-4932, pager (800) 980-7478

Lactation consultants — (312) 942-5068

  • Judy Janes, RN, BSN, IBCLC
  • Emily White, RN, BSN, IBCLC
  • Katherine McGee, RN, BSN, IBCLC

Breastfeeding peer counselors — (312) 942-9136

  • Krystle Ekhoff, certified breastfeeding peer counselor, IBCLC
  • Mayra Espinoza, certified breastfeeding peer counselor, IBCLC
  • LaShanna Kimmons, certified breastfeeding peer counselor, IBCLC
  • Fabiola Loera, certified breastfeeding peer counselor, IBCLC
  • Esmeralda Covarrubias, certified breastfeeding peer counselor




Contact Name
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Contact Phone
(312) 942-5068
Contact E-mail
contact_rush@rush.edu



Location
Jelke Building
1750 W. Harrison St., sixth floor
Chicago, IL 60612



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