Intensive Care for Children and Newborns

Intensive Care for Children and Newborns

BayCare is committed to meeting the unique needs of children and newborns who require specialized care due to critical illnesses or injuries. Our multidisciplinary teams take a family-focused approach to intensive care because we know that the health of your little one is your top priority. From congenital disorders to trauma, we treat it all in a state-of-the-art environment that is designed with infants, children and adolescents in mind.

Neonatal Intensive Care

Also called newborn intensive care, neonatal intensive care is highly specialized care reserved for premature or critically ill newborns. BayCare offers four advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in Safety Harbor, Winter Haven, Clearwater, and Tampa, FL. Our expert teams of neonatologists, in addition to pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, neonatal nurses and other pediatric specialists, are extensively trained to evaluate and treat the special needs of babies.

Some examples of conditions commonly treated in our NICUs, or special care nurseries, include anemia, respiratory problems and congenital heart defects.

Neonatal intensive care is available at:

Pediatric Intensive Care

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa, FL, is home to a 16-bed Level I Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), that features state-of-the-art medical technology, a 24-hour transport team and a comforting, family-centered environment. Our highly credentialed, multidisciplinary team consists of surgeons, nurses, pediatric pharmacists, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, intensivists, child life specialists, speech, occupational and physical therapists and other health care providers. We treat infants, children and adolescents up to age 18 who are suffering from respiratory failure, serious infections, congenital heart disorders, trauma and other critical conditions.