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NICU renovations complete

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

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

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.

With Your Help

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

Twenty-six weeks is exactly half of a calendar year. It is also fourteen weeks short of the “normal” period of time for a human pregnancy. But being just 26 weeks old didn’t stop Andrew Ossenbeck from deciding that it was definitely time to greet the world. Andrew’s mother, Dr.

A NICU Christmas gift

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

Meet NICU Nurse Jennifer Pearce

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, and encouraging parents dealing with an unthinkable struggle. Like every other parent in the unit, she never expected that…