Stroger Hospital operates the highest level NICU available in Illinois caring for nearly 400 babies each year. The average length of stay in the NICU is 21 days.
The Tiniest Listing was created to increase awareness around premature births and raise money to provide added support to NICU families served by Stroger Hospital. The Tiniest Listing is an online rental that allows you to ‘book a stay’ in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to support the tiniest patients and their families
In Chicago, 1 in 10 babies is born premature and the cost of a single night’s stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can be nearly $4,000. More than half of premature births in the US are covered by Medicaid, which doesn’t always cover the full cost of care, and hospitals receive no additional funding for specialized NICU equipment, leaving hospitals to raise this money themselves.
All proceeds will go to the Cook County Health Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Illinois non-profit founded to advocate and raise funds for programs and services that improve quality patient care and meet the health care needs of the communities served by Cook County Health (CCH). CCH has always been committed to providing high-quality care to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. This fundraising effort hopes to augment the amazing care Stroger provides for the most vulnerable members of our community – preemie babies.