Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Renovations

Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Renovations

Help Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) build a new state-of-the-art NICU, the largest in Massachusetts. BWH aims to improve the long-term quality of life for thousands of premature and sick infants with a renovated space that will enhance babies’ brain development, reduce infections, and increase family involvement.

Our NICU will be among the first in the world to feature a hybrid design suited to babies’ developmental needs. The most high-need infants will be cared for in 29 private patient rooms and eight semi-private rooms to accommodate multiple births, with the flexibility to expand this number in times of greater demand. These areas will be laid out as neighborhoods with three zones to accommodate staff, patients, and families, including gathering areas for learning and socializing with other NICU families.

With a design based on the latest brain development research, the NICU will also include a growth and development unit with six small open bays to provide the most therapeutic environment for infants who are beyond the acute medical stage. Two parent transition rooms finish off the space, allowing parents to prepare to go home with their baby.

BWH is leading the way in the evolution of newborn medicine, building on a long history of excellent care for infants and families facing one of the biggest challenges of their lives. Join us and support our efforts to provide the optimal facility for our tiniest and most vulnerable patients.