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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit


Most babies are healthy when they are born, but should your baby need specialized care and observation, he or she will be admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at South Miami Hospital. Here, a team of physicians, called neonatologists, and neonatal nurses will care for your baby.

A full range of specialists, including pediatric cardiologists, neurologists, surgeons, neurosurgeons, ophthalmologists, plastic surgeons and                                          Level II private room infectious disease specialists, are available to the NICU as required by the conditions of our patients.

Parents may participate in their infant’s care as much as the baby’s condition allows. Grandparents and other designated visitors may visit the baby in the special nursery with prior arrangements.


South Miami Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has a capacity of 47 Level II and 15 Level III neonatal intensive care beds, making it one of the largest units in South Florida. The unit provides around-the-clock care for babies with a wide variety of medical problems. Watch our video to learn all you need to know about the care provided to your baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at South Miami Hospital.

The Level III NICU, which opened in March 2009, provides care and neonatal surgery to babies weighing less than 2.2 pounds. It has private and semiprivate rooms that allow individualized and private environments for babies and their families. Special lighting and noise-reduction surfaces combine to create a welcoming environment that promotes healing.

After leaving the hospital, all at-risk NICU patients receive follow-up care at South Miami Hospital's Child Development Center.

Level III twin room



South Miami Hospital was the first South Miami Hospital was the first hospital in Florida to earn The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Prematurity and is one of few units in the country to earn this distinction. “This honor helps reinforce the Center for Women & Infants’ role as a national and international leader in healthcare innovation in women and infant services,” said Denise Woods, R.N., vice president. “It also validates our dedication to providing advanced care for our patients. I am extremely proud of our highly-skilled physicians, staff and maternity, neonatal and surgery teams.”

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For more information about the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, call 786-662-8160 for level II and III, 786-662-5440 and for the Pavilion rooms, 786-662-8700​.