SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, SSM St. Mary’s Health Center, and the St. Louis University School of Medicine collaborated to form the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute in the Spring of 2009.
The program was started with co-directors, Fetal Surgeon Dr. Ed Yang and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Dr. Mike Vlastos. Katie Francis, RNC-NIC, CPNP, was hired as the nurse coordinator.
The Institute was formed under the principle that with advanced diagnostic tools, a team-oriented approach, and highly skilled, dedicated specialists, unborn babies with complex problems would have better outcomes and familes would have better patient satisfaction.
The goal of the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute is to provide a positive experience that recognizes the uniqueness of each case and family situation.
The entire team aims to provide families with the most accurate diagnosis, while helping them understand their situation and prepare for the birth and needs of their baby or babies.
Click here to see some of our FCI milestones.