The Joseph Maffeo Foundation

NICU Project

With numbers increasing every year, the new unit will strongly support this growing demand of Obstetrics Services amongst Staten Island residents. Parents eagerly anticipate bringing their newborn home, so it can be frightening if their baby is admitted into the neonatal intensive care unit. To enhance the capability and care, help us continue our efforts as we focus on the construction of the brand new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, as part of the Women and Newborn project at Staten Island University Hospital.

For the most fragile infants, those born prematurely or with severe medical conditions, the NICU delivers the latest in life-saving technologies and treatments along with the highly attentive care these tiny babies need.

Currently the NICU functions as an 11-bed unit, working to full capacity. Expanding the unit to 20 beds will increase access to neonatal and other intensive care services for infants in critical condition. The new unit will also be equipped with a family waiting area for family members who are visiting their infants in the unit.