Pregnancy and Delivery: Neonatal Care

Neonatal Resuscitation Room

Immediately adjacent to the obstetric operating rooms in the labor and delivery unit is a special room staffed with neonatologists (doctors who specialize in newborns) who provide split-second care to babies born prematurely or in distress.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UF Health Jacksonville

Premature and critically ill newborns receive medical care in our 43-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). As a Level III (highest designation) regional referral center, we provide intensive care for infants from around northeast Florida and south Georgia.

Our team of caregivers includes board-certified UF neonatologists and pediatric surgeons, neonatal nurse practitioners and physician assistants, as well as nurses, respiratory therapists, transport specialists and other specially trained support staff who are on hand 24 hours a day to respond to newborn infants in need of highly skilled care.

This team cares for the full spectrum of newborns, from the tiniest premature infants who require complex critical care to the healthiest mature infants born at term. The NICU staff also prepares families for life at home with the necessary training in infant care, CPR and appropriate follow-up.

For more information, call 904-244-3508.

Baby Care One

Baby Care One is a neonatal transport program at UF Health Jacksonville. This was the first program of its kind in Northeast Florida, formed more than 25 years ago. We have expanded our services to include a neonatal flight program for these critically ill infants.

The team is comprised of a neonatal nurse, respiratory therapist, paramedic and EMT who are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We have transported patients from the Everglades to New York and places in between.

Our transport isolette is a little NICU on wheels, capable of offering any care we can offer in the NICU, from line placement for fluid administration to ventilation. The team provides outreach education for outlying hospitals to better prepare them in the stabilization of sick newborns.