Neonatal intensive care unit in Miami

Pregnancy and childbirth are wondrous yet complex events. If your pregnancy is considered high risk or complications arise during labor and delivery, you want to know your maternity center can handle any situation affecting your baby.

At Kendall Regional Medical Center, the experienced team in our Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is committed to providing focused, high-quality care to newborns in Miami-Dade County who require extra attention.

If you have a question about our NICU services, call our Consult-A-Nurse helpline at (305) 222-2200.

Specialized care for your baby's needs

Should your little one need to spend time in our neonatal ICU after labor and delivery, we ensure a seamless transition to the NICU from the birthing center.

Our neonatal team offers short- and long-term critical care for babies born with a range of conditions, including:

  • Premature birth
  • Labor and delivery complications
  • Low birth weight
  • Respiratory issues
  • Jaundice
  • Infections
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome
  • Birth abnormalities or defects

Our Level III NICU capabilities

Achieving a Level III NICU designation means we are equipped to treat very small and very sick newborns, such as babies born before 32 weeks gestation or babies of all gestational ages born with critical illnesses. We have a full staff of neonatal specialists available 24/7 as well as access to pediatric experts in a full range of medical subspecialties.

In addition, we have advanced technology on site, such as ventilators and diagnostic imaging equipment, allowing us to provide continuous life support and perform surgery, if needed.

Along with five level III beds, our NICU has eight level II beds for newborns whose conditions have improved but still need additional care.

Dedicated neonatal intensive care team

Our NICU team works together to ensure your newborn is receiving comprehensive, coordinated care and to keep you updated on your baby's condition.

  • Neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners specialize in the care of premature and sick newborns and are the physicians that will care for your baby while in the NICU. There is a neonatologist available 24 hours a day.
  • Registered nurses are the primary caretakers of your baby and are responsible for around-the-clock care and observation. They will be the main point contact between the parents, baby and the doctors and will be your key source of general day-to-day information.
  • Respiratory therapists closely monitor your baby's breathing.
  • Physical therapists are trained to assess and put in place exercises that are appropriate for your little one. If your baby needs to stay in NICU for a long period of time or has certain medical conditions, a physical therapist may initiate a program of exercise and rehabilitation to help maintain normal growth patterns.
  • Case managers are trained to assist you with issues that may accompany your baby’s hospitalization, such as financial and insurance problems, stress and emotional issues and community resources.
  • Neonatal transport is a service offered by our team that provides ground transport for babies needing NICU care.