NICU Transport


Tampa General Hospital’s Jennifer Leigh Muma Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a Level IV NICU capable of providing our tiniest patients with the speediest and best quality care. Our team of trained transport nurses and respiratory therapists help transport infants under supervision of board-certified neonatologists from the USF Morsani College of Medicine. Our transport team members are specially trained to stabilize and transfer sick newborns to Tampa General Hospital. The state-of-the-art NICU not only cares for infants born at TGH, but also accepts transfers and referrals from other hospitals throughout the state of Florida. Some special services our NICU offers includes management of: hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy with whole body hypothermia therapy, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), nitric oxide therapy, mechanical ventilation including high frequency oscillator therapy, management of metabolic and genetic disorders, and dialysis (peritoneal and hemodialysis) Our neonatal transport team can provide care for neonates using ambulance and helicopter services. A neonatal transport may be arranged at any time by calling the Tampa General Hospital’s Patient Transfer Center at 813-844-7979

nicutransport2.jpgMaya Balakrishnan, MD
Medical Director for Tampa General Hospital’s Neonatal Transport Team
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Gloribel Medina, RNC-NIC, MHA, MPH
Nurse Manager
Tampa General Hospital’s Neonatal ICU & Transition Nursery

*Air transport services provided by Metro Aviation, Inc.