Expect the Best Care
Our goal is to provide you with the most attentive – and safest – care you and your baby deserve.
Our staff have more than a decade of experience, and we're home to the area's most experienced neonatologist, Dr. Roger Allen, so you can rest assured you and baby will be in great hands.
Having the right people in place to provide special attention for your baby makes all the difference. After all, your baby deserves the best care.
The Area's Most Experienced Neonatologist
Dr. Roger Allen
Dr. Roger Allen is Medical Director of Mercy’s advanced Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Neonatology has been a lifelong passion for Dr. Allen, the most experienced neonatologist in Cedar Rapids with more than 30 years in his practice.
Throughout his remarkable career, he has specialized in pediatrics, neonatal-perinatal medicine and neonatology. He spent 18 years as NICU director at Trinity Health in Minot, ND, a regional referral center for premature infants and newborns needing critical care. Before that, he headed the NICU at St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa, and was a staff neonatologist at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.
Dr. Allen brings a unique perspective and a wealth of expertise and skill to caring for newborns. His approach in leading Mercy’s skilled NICU staff includes using the best technology and neonatal practices available to date combined with sensitive, nurturing care that embraces each