The NICU Medical Team
Babies in the Newborn ICU (NICU) need constant monitoring and 24-hour care from a variety of health care professionals. This multidisciplinary team also works to guide and support you through this difficult transition.
Neonatologists are pediatric doctors who are specially trained in the care of sick and premature newborns. They are available for consultation during the pregnancy and at the time of delivery, if needed. They are present in the NICU 24 hours per day to provide routine and emergency care for your baby. Your neonatologist will ensure your baby receives the necessary care to help him or her develop.
Neonatologists at ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital, formerly ProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital
- Howard Stein, MD, Director of Neonatology
- Sandy Cadichon, MD
- Kristie Hornick, DO
- Vedagiri Mohan, MD
- Patrick Ethington, DO
- Holly Brine, MD
- Shawna Shafer, DO
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
A neonatal nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who is specially trained (masters level prepared) in the care of sick and premature newborns. They are available 24 hours per day to provide routine and emergency care for your baby.
The following neonatal nurse practioners work under the direction of the neonatologist and help direct your baby's care at ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital:
- Mischel Balazs, MSN, NNP-BC, Lead NNP
- Vicky Gall, MSED, NNP-BC
- Colleen Kwiatkowski, MSN, NNP-BC
- Kelly Miller, MSN, NNP-BC, PNP-BC
- Stephanie Butler, MSN, NNP-BC
- Kristin O'Shea, NNP-BC, MSN
- Kasey Gerschutz, MSN, NNP-BC
- Shannon Canterbury, MSN, NNP-BC
We’re here for one thing – to improve the health and well-being of our patients. Thanks to state-of-the-art technology and the wealth of medical knowledge that comes with such a wide array of physicians, nurses and medical staff, we succeed in doing just that.
At ProMedica, we put great emphasis on integrity, compassion and collaboration. We nurture talent and challenge our peers to find better ways to treat patients. We communicate with accuracy to each other and to those in our care.