The rate for a semi-private adult room at UW Hospital went up 8.9 percent this year, to $1,720 per day. The hospital's rate for a semi-private pediatric room increased by the same percentage, to $2,412. At Meriter Hospital, the charge for a day in the intensive care unit is $5,400 this year, a 42.5 percent jump from last year. Meriter's newborn nursery rate went down 37.6 percent, to $995. The newborn nursery rate at St. Mary's Hospital is $1,030 this year, up 6 percent from last year. Its ICU rate is $4,940, up 6.4 percent.