Newborn Intensive Care Unit2023-08-09T09:26:59-04:00

Newborn Intensive Care Unit

Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners HealthCare

Caring for the region’s tiniest patients is an important mission of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The new MGH NICU is world-renowned for its state-of-the-art technology and therapeutic level of care and resources. Each single-occupancy patient room is a model of family-centered care, providing a nurturing environment for the entire family, whose role is critical to the newborn’s recovery process.

“Due to the uniqueness of this unit, collaboration between administration, clinicians, architects and contractors was essential. Walsh Brothers ensured the on-going participation of all parties, which enabled us to identify issues and determine necessary changes during construction.”

Nurse Director Newborn Intensive Care Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital

This remarkable 16,500-square-foot facility on the tenth floor of a fully occupied, 25-year-old building was constructed while not disrupting multiple critical medical procedures taking place daily on contiguous floors. The MGH NICU is one of only three facilities in New England with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) capabilities. ECMO, pioneered at Massachusetts General Hospital, operates as an artificial lung for patients with acute, reversible respiratory failure. To accommodate such technologically advanced equipment, the systems (electrical, medical gas, plumbing, HVAC) and special features required for the ECMO operation were meticulously coordinated.

Photo Credits: Warren Jagger


Boston, MA


Payette Associates


2007 Associated General Contractors Build New England Honor Award