Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The Messina Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at South Shore Hospital provides around-the-clock care for premature, critically ill newborns with complex care needs.  Our NICU is the first and only community hospital in the state of Massachusetts to receive designation as a Level III NICU.

Expert Care Team

Both our Level III and Level II units are staffed with doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists with specific training in the care of ill, premature, and recovery newborns. Our NICU doctors are dually affiliated with both South Shore Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital.

We consider parents core members of our care team and are dedicated to partnering with you in your baby's care. Below are some examples of how we do this:

  • Each family is assigned a dedicated clinical staff member who will help explain your baby's care plan and answer any questions or concerns
  • Family is welcome to be present at their baby's bedside for invasive procedures
  • A discharge class is offered to help parents learn how to care for your baby's specific issues at home

We also offer the AngelEye Camera System — an internet-based, secure video and audio solution on each bassinette that allows families and friends to interact with hospitalized newborns 24 hours a day from their computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone.

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Contact Us

For more information about the NICU at South Shore Hospital or to arrange a tour of our facility, call 781-624-8373.

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John Fiascone, MD

Director, NICU

It’s gratifying to see how our Level III NICU program takes so much stress out of the equation for families of sick and premature babies.

Eyad Zahr, MD

Medical Doctor, NICU

The most rewarding part of my job is caring for preemies, watching them grow strong and healthy enough to go home with happy parents.

Jodi Ayub, RN

Nurse, NICU

I enjoy being able to focus both on the infant’s progress while also working with families to ensure independent outcomes upon discharge.



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