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Network Hospitals and Levels of Care

Northwest Illinois Perinatal Network

Level II Hospitals

  • In addition to providing care for healthy pregnant women and newborns, Level II hospitals have the resources to care for obstetric patients with some complications that arise after 32 weeks gestation.
  • Provides services for infants greater than or equal to 32 weeks gestation, whose birth weight is greater than or equal to 1500 grams (3 pounds, 5 ounces) and who have mild health issues that may include mild to moderate breathing problems, suspected infection, and low blood sugar.
  • Hospitals with a Level II with extended neonatal capabilities may care for neonates with a birth weight > 1250 grams and/or 30 or more weeks gestation and infants on assisted ventilation.

Source: Guidelines for Perinatal Care, fifth edition; Illinois Department of Public Health Administration Code 640.42

Level II Hospitals

Level II with Extended Capabilities Hospitals

Level III Hospitals

  • Provide comprehensive perinatal services for both admitted and transferred women and neonates of all risk categories, including basic and specialty, and sub-specialty care services.

Source: Guidelines for Perinatal Care, fifth edition; Illinois Department of Public Health Administration Code 640.43

Level III and Perinatal Center*


Level 0 Hospitals

  • Provide emergency perinatal services through the emergency department
  • Do not have maternity/delivery services available

Source: Illinois Department of Public Health Administration Code 640.40

Non-maternity hospitals


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