Neonatal Intensive Care
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides care for critically ill or premature infants. A special affiliation with the All Children’s Neonatology/Johns Hopkins Medicine enables us to provide neonatologists from All Children’s Hospital along with other clinical resources that enhance the quality of care and increase the safety of newborn babies that have higher acuity levels.
Our NICU is able to care for premature babies who weigh 2 lbs. 4 oz. or more. Our specially trained neonatal care professionals utilize technology to deliver diagnosis and treatment. The NICU provides care for:
- Premature infants
- Birth defects and genetic syndromes
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Infections or sepsis
- Kidney disorders
- Major neonatal surgical needs
- Respiratory disorders
We encourage family members to visit and participate in the care of their baby. Our staff understands the importance of soothing skin-to-skin contact between our NICU babies and their parents, which promotes healing, comfort and creates a bond. During your visits, our neonatal nurses will help you learn how to care for your baby so you are comfortable taking care of your newborn at home.