Inpatient Service

The University of South Florida Division of Neonatology staffs the Jennifer Leigh Muma Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Tampa General Hospital. TGH is a 1018 bed facility that has a full complement of subspecialists who teach and provide patient care. The hospital also offers programs in cardiovascular disease, and in the management of trauma and transplantation.

Tampa General Hospital is now Florida's highest rated hospital, according to rankings released by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, 2012-2013. It also ranked TGH as the best hospital in the metropolitan Tampa Bay market, a designation that will carry over into 2012-2013.

TGH is a designated Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center, with over 4500 deliveries each year. The Fetal Care Center Team of USF and TGH includes highly skilled and caring professionals who provide specialized care for mothers whose pregnancies are complicated by illness or fetal abnormality.

The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is an 82-bed Level III facility that offers extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, neonatal transport services, and whole body cooling for infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. A multi-disciplinary team of neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, nurses and respiratory therapists takes an evidence-based approach to the management of complicated neonatal problems. Click here for a virtual tour of the TGH NICU.

Graduates of the TGH NICU can receive primary care and/or multispecialty care after discharge through the USF Health/TGH Joint Program in Neonatal Follow-up. This program provides families with a dedicated neonatal nurse navigator who assists with appointment scheduling, care planning, coordination and communication.