Neonatologists and maternal-fetal medicine physicians from All Children's Specialty Physicians have joined Brandon Regional Hospital's medical staff, expanding the specialized care offered to high-risk mothers and infants who require Level III neonatal care - the highest licensed level for neonatal services in Florida.
Patients will benefit from:
- The addition of 24-hour, onsite neonatology physicians
- More involved family-centered care and team approach--Parents are involved in the care and the decision making and are with the physician when the physician rounds on their baby
- Staff with knowledge and experience in the latest neonatal procedures, tests, treatments and best practices.
As parents, we know you will have many questions and concerns. Families are key members of the NICU team, and we want you to be involved in your baby's care. Working together, we can give your baby the love and care needed to get well.
The NICU Team includes
- Nurse practitioners
- Respiratory therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Other health care workers who are highly experienced in the care of sick newborns
This skilled team will care for your baby, answer your questions, and be available to assist you during this difficult time.
General Visitation Information
A record of all visitors will be kept in your baby's chart, which is signed by a parent, and used by our staff to make sure the correct people are visiting. Visitation is limited to reduce your baby's exposure to infection.
When Can I Visit?
For the protection and safety of all the babies in the nursery, we have established guidelines for visiting. Parents and grandparents may visit at any time except during the nursing change of shift. This is to assure privacy of patient information. You may be asked to leave the nursery during the admission of a new patient or during a stressful time for another baby within your infant's room. We will try to make the time you are separated as brief as possible. We have a daily Nursing Change of Shift: between 6:45am - 8:00am and 6:45pm - 8:00pm.
You are welcome to call the NICU as often as you like to get an update on your baby's condition. The number to the nursery is (813) 916-2301.
Parents and grandparents may visit with no more than two people at a bedside at any time. Grandparents may visit on their own with the written consent of the parents. If grandparents are not going to visit, you may choose someone else in their place to visit, but a parent must accompany them.
Siblings may also visit provided their immunization record is up-to-date. Please bring a copy of your child's shot records to be placed in the baby's chart.
Health of Visitors
It is important that all visitors are in good health. Visitors with colds, sore throats, fevers or recent exposure to an illness (chickenpox, measles, strep infection, etc.) are restricted visitation for the health of your baby.
The safety of your baby is our primary concern. To protect the privacy of babies, we ask thatyou visit only at your baby's bedside. Our NICU staff will keep you informed of your baby's progress. This can be done while you visit or by phone. Information by telephone will only be given to parents. The physician or nurse practitioner is always available to answer your questions.
About All Children's Specialty Physicians
The All Children's Specialty Physicians group includes more than 170 physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality pediatric care. As employees of All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine, these physicians provide care in 25 pediatric medical and surgical specialties while sharing All Children's mission, vision and commitment to serving our region's children. Through a regional network of All Children's Outpatient Care locations and affiliations with community hospitals, our All Children's Specialty Physicians provide care closer to home for children from across west central Florida.