Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
At Allegheny Health Network, we've been caring for the region's tiniest, most fragile patients for a long time. Physicians and expectant parents trust our advanced expertise in this special area of care because they know that, should there be a medical issue with their newborn, the highly compassionate medical and nursing staff at AHN have decades of experience in successfully providing care for sick and premature babies.
AHN provides two Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU), offering the highest possible level of care:
West Penn Hospital is among the most capable NICUs for babies born within AHN as well as serving as the region’s largest referral center for infants who require neonatal care. These fragile babies are safely transferred from hospitals throughout the tri-state area by our specialized neonatal transfer team. Our heliport is available when helicopter transfer is necessary. And our ongoing collaboration with Children’s Hospital – located adjacent to West Penn – means that specialized infant surgery, when needed, is mere moments away.
Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie provides expert care for the tiniest, most vulnerable patients in its state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Infants from surrounding communities are safely transported by Saint Vincent’s highly experienced neonatal transfer team.
In addition, two AHN hospitals have Level II nurseries, designed for infants with medical needs who are not critically ill.
Forbes Hospital has had a Level II nursery -- for infants with medical needs -- since its opening in 1978.
Jefferson Hospital, opened its Women and Infants Center in November 2014, and also has a Level II nursery that is supported by a neonatologist from the West Penn Hospital team.
For more information on neonatal care at AHN, call:
Pittsburgh area: 412.DOCTORS (412.362.8677)
Erie area: 814.452.SVMG (7864)
Contacting the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
We know that relatives and friends are concerned about your baby too, but for confidentiality reasons, information will be given to parents only. Please identify yourself as a parent when you call; you will be asked for the number on your wristband you receive when you are admitted to the hospital for delivery.