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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Neonatal Intensive Acre Unit at Florida Hospital Tampa

Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

At the Florida Hospital Tampa Women’s Health Pavilion we are proud to offer a Level III NICU. Staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by an experienced team of in-house, board-certified neonatologists from Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, neonatal nurses and respiratory therapists, high-risk babies receive the best possible care. Our newly remodeled unit offers 28 semi-private beds and features the latest technology to provide developmentally supportive, family-centered care in a safe and caring environment.

Our NICU is known for:

  • An integrated team of specialists who provide comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services and can meet the needs of newborns with various disorders, anomalies, disease processes, and syndromes.
  • Family involvement: Families are included in the planning of care and encouraged to participate in caring for their child during their stay.
  • Weekly discharge planning rounds, led by a dedicated case manager.
  • A dedicated nurse practitioner who is available to staff and families for consultation and education.
  • A multidisciplinary approach to care management including physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, certified lactation consultants, a nurse practitioner, social workers and therapists.

Dedicated Neonatal Transport

Our Neonatal Transport Team at Florida Hospital Tampa provides stabilization and transport for premature and full-term infants, newborn to 30 days of age, or infants weighing less than 5 kilograms. The Neonatal Transport team provides quick and efficient transfers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Using specially equipped ambulances our team picks up patients throughout the greater Tampa Bay region.

The team, staffed by a specially trained neonatal nurse and a respiratory therapist, provides care en route identical to that of the NICU. Each transport vehicle is equipped as a portable intensive care unit and allows the transport team to remain in constant communication with the Florida Hospital Tampa NICU before, during and after transport.