Nicklaus Children’s is collaborating with NCH Healthcare System to provide pediatric medical services at NCH North Naples Hospital with the aim of supporting families in Collier County in receiving top-quality pediatric inpatient care close to home.
Clinicians employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS), the physician-led medical group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System, are staffing inpatient services for the NCH neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit and other pediatric inpatients as well as newborn routine screenings.
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The BirthPlace NICU
Our 19-bed, Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) within The BirthPlace is the only neonatal intensive care unit in Collier County. It provides state-of-the-art and compassionate family-centered, developmentally supportive care for premature and ill newborns.
The NICU has 24-hour-a-day board-certified neonatologist coverage (pediatricians who have extra training in taking care of premature and seriously ill newborns) and is staffed with neonatal ICU trained nurses and respiratory therapists. The NCH NICU also features a pediatric pharmacy and pediatric dietary support, along with pediatric occupational therapy services with a certified feeding specialist.
Occupational therapists also provide sensorimotor developmental assessment and intervention and have the capability to follow the babies in our out-patient pediatric rehab clinic.
The NCH NICU also boasts:
- Social service managers to assist you upon discharge.
- Lactation support services are available after your discharge. Breast pumps are located in a private lactation suite within the NICU for your convenience.
- Rooming-in support for parents prior to discharge.
Robert and Marian MacDonald Seacareium
NCPS pediatric intensivists provide care for children receiving intensive care services at NCH's Robert and Marian MacDonald Seacareium. This charming, ocean-themed unit provides care for children hospitalized for a wide range of care needs. The Seacareium features 15 general pediatric rooms and one outpatient room. Four of the general pediatric rooms can be used for progressive care and intensive care. The pediatric unit is equipped with smart room technology, as well as a variety of state-of-the-art equipment to assist in quality care and everyday tasks for our sickest patients.
NCH has served Collier County's children, mothers and families for more than six decades, and proudly provides inpatient and outpatient care for more than 30,000 children annually. NCH is also the only hospital in Collier County offering labor and delivery services and 24-hour pediatric emergency care.