When babies are born premature or with complications and need specialized care, parents want and deserve the highest level of expertise.
For more than three decades, Mercy San Juan Medical Center’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has been a trusted leader in caring for the smallest and most vulnerable of newborns.
And recently, our NICU underwent a $35 million expansion strengthening our ability to provide exceptional care. Proudly named the Robert S. and Star Pepper Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, our new spacious, state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology and offers additional capabilities and comforts. Here’s how.
Tour Our New NICU
We can accommodate 40 infants in 16 private rooms and eight three-bed pods allowing for one parent to stay with their baby 24 hours a day until they are healthy enough to be welcomed home. Research shows that parents who remain with their babies contribute to shorter stays and better long-term developmental outcomes, while families appreciate the added opportunity for bonding and privacy.
Our highly-trained, multidisciplinary team consists of neonatologists, (doctors specializing in premature and high-risk babies), neonatal nurse practitioners, registered nurses certified in neonatal intensive care, specialized respiratory therapists, lactation consultants, neonatal dieticians, developmental specialists, neonatal pharmacists and other support staff. We provide 24/7 care while keeping the parents informed every step of the way.
Located on the third floor of the Family Birth Center, our NICU is equipped to provide a wide range of specialized care services including invasive monitoring, conventional ventilation, surgery, transport service, inhaled nitric oxide and high frequency oscillator ventilation.
And for new moms who are unable to provide enough breast milk for their baby, Mercy San Juan proudly provides donor breast milk to ensure your baby gets the nutrients they need.
Our Commitment to Excellence
Mercy San Juan was the first hospital on the West Coast to receive the Joint Commission’s Perinatal Care Certification which recognizes our commitment to excellence. We offer 24/7 provider coverage, exceed national standards and have a length of stay below the national average.