Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Fortunately, most babies are born healthy and are able to go home shortly after birth. For some, however, their start in life is uncertain and fragile. For these special babies, Methodist Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) offers around-the-clock care provided by highly trained nurses, respiratory therapists and physicians.
Our NICU, one of two such specialized units within the Sacramento area Mercy hospitals, is equipped with the latest technologically advanced equipment and specially trained staff to care for infants born premature or seriously ill. In the event of a premature birth, our neonatologists (physicians who specialize in premature and high risk babies) are ready to care for the tiniest of newborns.