Neonatology (NICU)

See how we care for your littlest miracles.

If your baby needs additional assistance, you can count on the support of one of the nation’s most experienced neonatal medical teams.

Caring for the Littlest Miracles

Jackson Health System is home to one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the nation, known worldwide for its cutting-edge research to improve neonatal care and its success in caring for critically ill infants. Because Jackson is an academic medical center, our littlest miracles are cared for by a multidisciplinary team of doctors, day and night.

The Schatzi and Stanley Kassal Project: Newborn Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center is designated a Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center by the state of Florida and boasts some of the best survival rates and most successful outcomes in the country.

Proximity Matters

The Level 3 NICU at Holtz Children’s Hospital is in the same building as the maternity unit in The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial, and the Level 2 NICU at Jackson North Medical Center is close to the maternity unit in the Women’s Pavilion.

This makes visitation easier for families and upholds our commitment to family-centered care.

Family-Centered Neonatal Care

Our family-centered NICU care includes:

  • Lactation services: Our team of board-certified lactation consultants and highly trained nurses will help you with breastfeeding your baby and assist with alternatives when breastfeeding isn’t an option.
  • Donor breast milk: If your newborn needs it, we are able to supplement his or her diet with donor breast milk.
  • Bonding opportunities: Our team of caregivers brings families together with babies for kangaroo care, skin-to-skin bonding, whenever possible.
  • Pacifier-Activated Lullaby Device: Many newborns in our NICU – particularly those born prematurely – can benefit from this music therapy intervention, during which a special pacifier plays developmentally-appropriate lullabies, sometimes recorded by the baby’s parents, when the baby successfully sucks on it. The Pacifier-Activated Lullaby device helps newborns improve non-nutritive sucking patterns, strengthen oral-motor skills, learn to feed faster, and can provide opportunities for parent-infant bonding.
  • Education: Parents have many opportunities to learn more about their baby’s developmental needs, including our monthly parenting classes, support groups, and even infant CPR training.
  • Parent-Centered Rounds: Parents are encouraged to participate in daily multidisciplinary rounds in the NICU.

Caring for the Littlest Miracles

Jackson Health System is home to one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the nation, known worldwide for its cutting-edge research to improve neonatal care and its success in caring for critically ill infants. Because Jackson is an academic medical center, our littlest miracles are cared for by a multidisciplinary team of doctors, day and night.

The Schatzi and Stanley Kassal Project: Newborn Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center is designated a Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center by the state of Florida and boasts some of the best survival rates and most successful outcomes in the country.

Proximity Matters

The Level 3 NICU at Holtz Children’s Hospital is in the same building as the maternity unit in The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial, and the Level 2 NICU at Jackson North Medical Center is close to the maternity unit in the Women’s Pavilion.

This makes visitation easier for families and upholds our commitment to family-centered care.

Family-Centered Neonatal Care

Our family-centered NICU care includes:

  • Lactation services: Our team of board-certified lactation consultants and highly trained nurses will help you with breastfeeding your baby and assist with alternatives when breastfeeding isn’t an option.
  • Donor breast milk: If your newborn needs it, we are able to supplement his or her diet with donor breast milk.
  • Bonding opportunities: Our team of caregivers brings families together with babies for kangaroo care, skin-to-skin bonding, whenever possible.
  • Pacifier-Activated Lullaby Device: Many newborns in our NICU – particularly those born prematurely – can benefit from this music therapy intervention, during which a special pacifier plays developmentally-appropriate lullabies, sometimes recorded by the baby’s parents, when the baby successfully sucks on it. The Pacifier-Activated Lullaby device helps newborns improve non-nutritive sucking patterns, strengthen oral-motor skills, learn to feed faster, and can provide opportunities for parent-infant bonding.
  • Education: Parents have many opportunities to learn more about their baby’s developmental needs, including our monthly parenting classes, support groups, and even infant CPR training.
  • Parent-Centered Rounds: Parents are encouraged to participate in daily multidisciplinary rounds in the NICU.

Specialized Services

Our NICU experiences some of the highest survival rates in the country with the help of advanced therapies, including:

  • All modalities of mechanical ventilation
  • High-frequency ventilation
  • Nitric oxide therapy
  • Whole-body hypothermia
  • ECMO therapy
  • Surgical intervention for complex conditions
  • Speech, respiratory and nutrition therapy

NicView™ Camera System

Families of neonatal patients at Holtz Children’s Hospital can now have some peace of mind when they are unable to be at the baby’s bedside. With the NicView™ camera system, family members can view their infant in real-time, 24/7, through a secure online portal. The camera delivers a secure image stream for parents and family members to view their baby remotely. Video is not recorded and sound is not transmitted.

Neonatal Transport

No matter where a delivery occurs, Jackson has a 24-hour neonatal transport team that ensures neonatal care is never far from reach. Because we offer care that is even higher than Level 3 NICU, Holtz Children’s Hospital receives newborns from all over Florida and from international locations.

Specialized Services

Our NICU experiences some of the highest survival rates in the country with the help of advanced therapies, including:

  • All modalities of mechanical ventilation
  • High-frequency ventilation
  • Nitric oxide therapy
  • Whole-body hypothermia
  • ECMO therapy
  • Surgical intervention for complex conditions
  • Speech, respiratory and nutrition therapy

NicView™ Camera System

Families of neonatal patients at Holtz Children’s Hospital can now have some peace of mind when they are unable to be at the baby’s bedside. With the NicView™ camera system, family members can view their infant in real-time, 24/7, through a secure online portal. The camera delivers a secure image stream for parents and family members to view their baby remotely. Video is not recorded and sound is not transmitted.

Neonatal Transport

No matter where a delivery occurs, Jackson has a 24-hour neonatal transport team that ensures neonatal care is never far from reach. Because we offer care that is even higher than Level 3 NICU, Holtz Children’s Hospital receives newborns from all over Florida and from international locations.

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