Jennifer Leigh Muma Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Premature infants and critically ill newborns are cared for in the 82-bed Jennifer Leigh Muma Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Neonatologists from the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and nurses trained in neonatal critical care staff our Level IV NICU. Parents are welcome to visit their infants 24-hours a day.
Tampa General is one of just 12 Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Centers designated by the State of Florida to deliver the highest level of medical care to premature and sick infants and to women with high-risk pregnancies.
In addition, TGH is one of just eight hospitals in Florida that provides extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a life-saving treatment for newborns with severe breathing difficulties.
Similar to a heart-lung bypass machine, ECMO allows an infant’s lungs to rest and heal while the machine exchanges oxygen and carbon dioxide in the infant’s blood.
Our neonatal transport team travels aboard TGH’s medical helicopters* or via ambulance to provide care during transport. This team includes a registered nurse and a respiratory therapist, specially trained to stabilize and transfer sick newborns to TGH from other hospitals in the region.
*Air transport services provided by Metro Aviation, Inc.