Allegheny Health Network opens state-of-the-art NICU at West Penn Hospital

AHN debuts new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

PITTSBURGH — Allegheny Health Network's West Penn Hospital celebrated the opening of its brand-new Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on Wednesday.

Hospital officials said it's their biggest expansion in history and believe it will take critical infant care to new heights.

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The 23-bed state of the art facility is more than 16,000 square feet and offers top-notch care with new technology for very sick and premature infants.

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A big first for the hospital: Private rooms are available so parents can sleep there with their babies.

Families who experienced care at West Penn Hospital firsthand, returned to the NICU to check out the new space.

Alyson Joyce, a mom of triplets was one of the families there to share their stories of how Allegheny Health Network has saved and improved their quality of life.

"It was not easy. I’ll never tell anyone it was easy. But the best part about it ever beyond the nick you and the care I had as a pregnant mom was phenomenal every person every nurse so much kindness,” Joyce said.