Belmark Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The most advanced NICU design in America
The Belmark Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Bellin Health is one of only a handful in the nation to incorporate a family-integrated, private room model, where mom and baby both start together and stay together in the full embrace of exceptional care.
Early Bonding Means Better Outcomes
The research shows what nature knows—moms and babies belong together. While traditional NICUs employ a pod model that separates babies from the nurturing and comforting sounds, smells, contact, and movement of their mothers, the Bellin model embraces them together, wrapping them in expert care and compassion.
- Healthier neurological development
- Increased rates of breast feeding
- Decreased rates of postpartum depression
- Earlier discharge (average 5-7 days sooner)
A Patient's Story
"We are so thankful that Bellin opened the NICU, and that they are doing things so differently than most traditional NICUs. It worked really well for our family."
— Marian Gustafson