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Perinatal Network

Overview of the Perinatal Network

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The Loyola Administrative Perinatal Center (APC) is designated by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The APC is a liaison and resource to provide quality maternal-fetal and neonatal care, and outreach education to hospitals within a network defined by IDPH. As the APC, Loyola is dedicated to improving health services in high-risk pregnancy and infant care while striving to improve accessibility of maternal-fetal medicine and neonatal services within our communities to reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality.

The APC receives referrals from network hospitals and a wide variety of physician practices throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola provides quality improvement activities and education that are specific to the needs of the network hospital and support the initiatives and programs of IDPH with an aim to improve outcomes for pregnant women and their babies. Loyola Medical Center is a Level III perinatal center with a proven record of accomplishments in providing excellent care to the high-risk mother while improving outcomes for infants born with congenital conditions or newborns requiring advanced medical and/or surgical care. 

The Level III Perinatal Center and APC offers a range of services including:

  • Administration and implementation of IDPH Perinatal Health Care Programs
  • 24/7 transport services for high-risk infant care
  • Individualized inpatient and outpatient consultation services
  • Professional educational outreach opportunities for nurses and physicians
  • A team of professionals that assist in reviewing complex maternal and neonatal cases for the purpose of quality improvement and education
  • A center of communication between IDPH and the network hospitals

Loyola University Medical Center
Roma Allen, MSNed, DNP, RNC-OB
Perinatal Network Administrator

Network Hospitals

Level III: Perinatal Tertiary Care Services
Administrative Perinatal Center

Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) is a university-affiliated hospital that provides comprehensive care for women experiencing complicated, high-risk pregnancies and operates a NICU for newborns with special care needs at any gestation, and transfer/transport services. LUMC functions as a resource to network hospitals and accepts transfers of maternal and neonatal patients from in-network and out-of-network physician referrals.

Loyola University Medical Center
Yara Anderson, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

Loyola University Medical Center
Anne Cunningham, MSN, RN-NIC
Manager, NICU


Level III: Neonatal Intensive Care

Level III hospitals provide comprehensive care for women experiencing complicated, high-risk pregnancies and operates a NICU for newborns with special care needs at any gestation, and transfer/transport services.

St. Alexius Medical Center
Joan Cappelletti, MSN, RN-BC, MSML
Executive Director of Nursing

Level IIE: Extended Neonatal Capabilities

Level IIE hospitals provide care to women and newborns at moderate risk. The hospital may care for maternal patients with selected obstetric complications that present after 32 weeks gestation. They operate a special care nursery but do not operate a NICU. A level IIE provides services in a Special Care Nursery that may include premature infants of 30 or more completed week's gestation or an infant with low birth weight that is greater than 1250 grams.

Alexian Brothers Medical Center
Karen Moore, MS, RNC-OB
Women & Infant Services
847-437-5500 ext. 3491

Resurrection Medical Center
JoAnn Meigs, BSN/MBA
Family Birthplace and SCN Manager

Level II: Intermediate Maternity and Newborn Hospitals

Level II hospitals care for maternal patients with selected obstetric complications that present after 32 weeks gestation. A level II nursery is capable of caring for premature infants at 32 or more week's gestation who are otherwise well and Infants with a birth weight greater than 1500 grams who are otherwise well.

Morris Hospital
Theresa Reece, BSN, RNC

Level 0: No Maternity or Newborn Services

Community First Hospital

Loretto Hospital
Crystal Carey, RN
Director, ED

Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

IDPH Admin Codes:

Perinatal Network Newsletter / Meeting Minutes

Loyola Perinatal Network Leadership Directory


Calendar of Events

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Outreach Education


  • Perinatal Center Educational Programs
  • The Loyola Perinatal Network Nursing e-Journal Club/e-Learning is free education intended only for the nursing staff of hospitals within Loyola perinatal network. Upon successful completion of education requirements, your certificate of contact hours will be e-mailed to your work address. Your manager will provide you with the username and password to access the education through the below link:



  • STABLE Program, St. Alexius Medical Center- April 16, 2020 (Cancelled)

  • AWHONN Intermediate EFM- April 21 & 22, 2020 (Cancelled)

  • AWHONN Intermediate EFM- May 18 & 19, 2020

  • STABLE Program, Resurrection- September 16, 2020

IDPH Reports &  Documents


Contact Us

Transport Hotline Maternal and Neonatal

Loyola Perinatal Center

Jean Goodman, MD
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Co-director, Loyola Regional Perinatal Center

Sachin Amin, MD
Co-director, Loyola Regional Perinatal Center

Roma Allen, MSNed., DNP, RNC-OB
Perinatal Network Administrator

Suraya Abruzzi
Perinatal Center Administrative Assistant

Theresa Salgado, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM
OB Outreach Educator

Neonatal Outreach Educator

Pat Hummel, MA, RNC, NNP/PNP
Neonatal Follow-up Coordinator