Neonatal Intensive Care Units

Babies who are critically-ill or who are born prematurely may be admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo or Sisters of Charity Hospital

Our NICU sets us apart from other hospitals who must transport acutely ill or premature babies to a different facility, separating mom and baby. Both mother and child receive care at the same place and in a matter of minutes, resulting in the best outcomes possible.

There are four levels of NICU care.

  • At Mercy Hospital, we have a Level II NICU, for babies who are born after 32 weeks gestation or who are recovering from more serious conditions.
  • At Sisters Hospital, we have a Level III NICU, for babies born as early as 23 weeks gestation as well as babies born with critical illness at all gestational ages.

In our NICUs, one nurse is assigned to only two or three babies.