One in 10 babies born in Chicago is premature. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Cook County Health is often their only chance. The cost for a single day of expert care at Cook County Health's NICU for these tiny patients can be nearly $4,000. Yet, without this care, most of these babies would not survive.
Cook County Health Foundation Helps Support Care for These Tiny Patients
While more than half of premature births in the US are covered by Medicaid, it doesn’t always cover the full cost of care, and Cook County Health receives no additional funding for specialized NICU equipment.
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