HCA Florida Mercy Hospital announced the expansion of its Neonatal Intensive Care Program. Mercy is now licensed as a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which means the facility is capable of caring for critically ill neonatal babies.

The expansion includes a new state-of-the art unit housed on the fourth floor of the hospital, designed to serve the needs of newborns requiring additional intensive care. Each patient has its own spacious, independent room equipped with organ support equipment and furnishings, making it comfortable for parents to be present during the care of their baby, or babies.

“Our new Level III designation and our current expansion, are important milestones for us in our history of serving our community’s mothers and newborn babies. Receiving this designation confirms our hospital’s commitment to providing exceptional care to our Mercy babies and their families,” said David Donaldson, Chief Executive Officer, HCA Florida Mercy Hospital.