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NICU renovations complete

Published: Mar 27th, 2017

The newest addition to the unit is a 1,000 sq. ft. space featuring a large family and visitor waiting area, sibling play space and family support room.

Renovated NICU Open House photos

Renovated NICU Open House photos

Published: Dec 20th, 2016

A few months ago, we opened our doors to the newly renovated neonatal intensive care unit at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

NICU nearing completion

Published: Oct 17th, 2016

Phase one of the Neonatal ICU expansion at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is nearing completion, with intensive care patients moving into the new space in November.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Reilly

Published: Apr 28th, 2016

By the time Reilly was 6 months old, he had undergone two open-heart surgeries to repair his congenital heart defect.

With Your Help

Published: Jan 28th, 2016

Ten years have passed since the last significant renovation for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit. Now, the space is growing to match increased demand for services.

A NICU Christmas gift

Published: Dec 16th, 2015

Being just 26 weeks old didn’t stop Andrew Ossenbeck from deciding that it was definitely time to greet the world.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Izabella

Published: Dec 14th, 2015

At 14 months old, Izabella is one of the youngest patients in the U.S. to receive a heart-lung transplant.

Meet NICU Nurse Jennifer Pearce

Meet NICU Nurse Jennifer Pearce

Published: Nov 20th, 2013

At the time, Jennifer Pearce, RN, had spent more than five years in the NICU at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital caring for the tiny patients fighting for their lives, […]