Newborn Intensive Care

The UnityPoint Health – Meriter Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is the best place for premature and sick infants to receive the advanced care they need. We are recognized as a premier regional center for high-risk neonatal care. Our neonatologists and perinatologists provided medical care to more than 500 critically ill infants each year. Approximately half of the newborns were born between 23 and 36 weeks gestation.

Our NICU provides advanced care services to a broad regional area. While most babies are born at Meriter, others arrive via helicopter or a specially equipped ambulance from south central Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

Gifts to the NICU support equipment needs on the unit, education and training for NICU staff, research funding and family support services.

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