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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Where Family Begins ...
and Stays Together

Mercy's NICU has been welcoming the newest members of our community with The Mercy Touch® since 1996 and has cared for thousands of babies. We provide you with the best and most innovative care possible. Our NICU is one of only a few of its kind in the U.S. and is setting a new standard for care.

The Area’s Largest, Most Private NICU Suites

Mercy's NICU cares for babies born as early as 30-32 weeks gestation, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. We purposefully chose 30-32 weeks gestation to align with our family-centered philosophy. Both parents can stay with their newborn in a private, full-size NICU suite complete with a variety of conveniences.

Each Birthplace and NICU suite is private and specially equipped for your baby’s needs. This allows you to be near your baby at all times, and the opportunity to truly be a part of his or her care. Our NICU suites are designed to be gentle and sensitive to the needs of our babies.

Our suites feature fully equipped special-care beds, with built-in scales so babies do not need to be disturbed to be weighed. A central monitoring system is in place for constant and close observation.

Learn more about Mercy's NICU

Expect the Best
Our goal is to provide you with the most attentive – and safest – care you and baby deserve. Mercy's NICU uses a multidisciplinary team approach to caring for your baby. Above all else, you and your baby are the MOST important part of our team.

Family-Centered Care
Our philosophy of family-centered care – encouraging you to spend as much time as possible bonding with your new baby – is truly different from anything else you'll find in the area.

When Home Hasn't Happened Yet
We know it’s difficult for parents when their new baby is in the NICU. That’s why we’ve thought of everything to make your experience as easy and comfortable as possible, not only for you but for your entire family.

What Do These NICU Designations Mean?
Mercy is home to an advanced Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). 

Dr. Roger Allen

The area's most experience

Fortunately, very few babies ever require specialized care. However, should your baby need it, your baby will be in good hands with neonatologist Dr. Roger Allen.

Michelle Altmaier

 Hi, I'm Michelle!

Your personal guide to Mercy’s Birthplace during the most exciting time of your life.