Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) offers the highest level of care at the region’s only Level III NICU, caring for premature, critically ill, and injured new born babies.

Our 52-bed NICU is staffed by a multidisciplinary care team of physicians, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, neonatal nurse practitioners, pediatric therapy services, and consulting physicians. All have extensive training in the care of premature and ill infants. Neonatologists provide 24-hour in-house coverage, and registered nurses must complete a comprehensive 18-week orientation program.

In addition, dedicated NICU staff provide neonatal transport services for infants requiring transfer.

Click here to take a virtual tour the NICU at Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue.

Our NICU is a member of Vermont Oxford Network, a collaborative of health care professionals dedicated to improving the quality and safety of medical care for newborn infants and their families. The network comprises over 950 hospitals around the world and has a database that includes information about the care and outcomes of high-risk newborn infants.

In order to help answer a lot of the questions that parents have, we have compiled A Parent's Guide to the NICU.

Our parent advisory group is made up of former NICU parents who are involved in unit committees, including Vermont Oxford.


Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue's NICU participates in the Vermont Oxford
Network, which is dedicated to providing all newborn infants and their
families with the best possible and ever improving perinatal and
neonatal care.


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Quality Measures

Catheter Associated Infections: NICU
NICU Babies Receiving Any Breastmilk at Discharge

Return to the Children's Medical Center page for other Quality Measures

Additional Resources
Delayed or Not Enough Milk Production

Milk Expression Techniques
Moving Toward Breastfeeding