Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The birth of a baby is a joyous time. But sometimes complications arise during pregnancy or birth. For families facing uncertainty, Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida focuses on providing the finest care for your precious little ones.
Premature births, congenital diseases, and other potentially serious health concerns are just some of the reasons why a fully staffed neonatal intensive care unit is vital to the health of our community.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida
9981 S HealthPark Dr Fort Myers, FL 33908
Level III Facility
Specializing in the care of critically ill children throughout Southwest Florida, our NICU is a Level III facility that has been designated a Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center by the Florida Department of Children's Medical Services, one of only 11 such centers in the state and the only one in our region.
Our healthcare professionals specialize in caring for babies born premature and full term infants that need specialized care. Our dedicated team of board certified neonatologists, neonatal ICU nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory and occupational therapists, and dietitians are all experienced in caring for an ill infant’s special needs.
Click here to see a tour of the Golisano NICU.
Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida NICU Provider Team
NICU Provider Team
Having your baby in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) can be scary for parents. Our healthcare professionals specialize in caring for premature infants or infants born with medical complications. The team at Lee Health is here for you and your family every step of the way!
Whole Health Approach
Our scope of care doesn’t end with a newborn’s physical well-being. Hospital chaplains and social workers provide spiritual and emotional support, and The Ronald McDonald House helps families with a place to stay.
Additionally, special volunteers affectionately known as "cuddlers" are trained to be with sick newborns to give them the warmth of human touch during those times when parents can’t be there. As we strive to make your experience with us as comfortable as possible, learn more about us and the variety of resources we have available to you and your family.
Resources Offered at Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida
Patient and Family ResourcesAt Lee Health we strive to make your experience with us as comfortable as possible. Learn more about us and the variety of resources we have available to you and your family.
Parent ResourcesWe invite you to use this section to learn more about us and the services that we offer to parents. We offer resources to help parents from the time their child is born to adulthood.
NicView™ Streaming Camera System
Lee Health's Neonatal ICU now has NicView™, an innovative small camera system placed at designated bed spaces and allows parents, family and friends to view their infant in real-time, 24/7, through a secure on-line portal.
This service helps families develop that bond with their preemie or hospitalized infant even when they can’t be in the NICU with them. It is the next best thing to being there.
The camera delivers a secure image stream for parents and family members to view their baby remotely. Family members can securely access NicView from anywhere there is an Internet connection via laptop, smartphone, or tablet.
NicView™ is an innovative small camera system placed at designated bed spaces and allows parents, family and friends to view their infant in real-time, 24/7, through a secure on-line portal. This service helps families develop that bond with their preemie or hospitalized infant even when they can’t be in the NICU with them.
Primary Care Pediatricians
When your baby is released from the NICU, a pediatrician will oversee their continued care. If you have not chosen a pediatrician, we recommend you do so before leaving the hospital.
Your pediatrician will help you schedule your baby’s first well-check visit. This appointment should take place within one to three days after going home from the hospital.
Pediatric Primary Care
Our experts help your child at every stage of life with regular check-ups, screenings, vaccinations, and plans for long-term health.
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