NICU Baby

Expert Care and Compassion for the Tiniest Babies

With six convenient locations, we have built one compassionate network to provide a helping hand when your baby needs one.

AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, provides patients and families with an extraordinary neonatal care network through a world-class team of physicians, surgeons, nurses and support staff in extraordinary facilities throughout Central Florida. Our Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) combine state-of-the art technology, soothing baby-friendly environments and a comprehensive range of specialty services to provide the highest level of care to our tiniest patients.

World-Class Newborn Care

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  • US News Best Children's Hospital Neonatology 2023-24

    Florida's Best Newborn Care

    For the 4th time, AdventHealth for Children is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the best children’s hospital for newborn care in Florida.

    Learn more on U.S. News & World Report

  • AACN Beacon Award for Excellence for NICU Nurse Care

    Highest National Recognition in NICU Nursing Care

    AdventHealth for Children has been recognized by The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and achieved a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence for exceptional NICU patient care. AdventHealth for Children is one of only 10 hospitals in the nation to have received this award.

  • National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a gold-level hospital for the commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep.

    Gold-Level Hospital for Infant Sleep Safety

    AdventHealth for Children in Orlando is recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a gold-level hospital for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep.

We're Honored to Help Families Feel Whole

Sondra Rae's NICU Experience

When Sondra Rae, a popular morning DJ on XL106.7, gave birth to her twins, they had to be rushed to the NICU at AdventHealth for Children. Like so many other parents, she and her wife were scared and overwhelmed to put their newborns’ lives in someone else’s hands. Watch Rae share her family’s emotional journey from holding their twins for the first time to finally going home happy and healthy as a family of four.

Sondra Rae's NICU Story at AdventHealth for Children

Answered Prayer | Lexi's Story

After 10 long years, TJ was finally able to say he was a big brother, however due to COVID-19 visitation restrictions, he was unable to hold his little sister Lexi for a whole month! We were honored to bear witness to this special moment as one of our very own NICU grads, Lexi, was able to meet her big brother for the first time! Join us in celebrating with Lexi and her family as they get to go home as a new family of four.

Answered Prayer - A Sibling Story

Nurse examining a newborn in the NICU.

A Standard of Excellence in Neonatal Care

AdventHealth for Children is dedicated to delivering the latest, evidence-based care for our youngest and most vulnerable patients. We offer state-of-the-art programs, technology and services to create a warm, nurturing environment that allows babies to grow, develop and thrive. Learn more about the innovative care available in our NICU.

Meet Our Medical Director

Narenda Dereddy, MD
Newborn Intensive Care

Meet Dr. Dereddy and learn how AdventHealth for Children delivers award winning care to our tiniest patients.

AdventHealth for Children Transport

Dedicated Neonatal Transport

If your child is delivered at another hospital and requires our services, a team of specially trained registered nurses and respiratory therapists is dispatched to accompany your child along the way to an AdventHealth for Children NICU. The neonatal care provided en route is identical to that of our NICU, as the transport team is in constant communication with us before, during and after transport by ambulance or Florida Flight I, our emergency air-medical transport service.

A little child kissing her pregnant mom's belly.

Maternity Care Personalized for You

At AdventHealth for Women, our focus is on providing personalized support during pregnancy, delivery and beyond. Our team of world-class experts, along with upgraded amenities and services, allow new parents to have peace of mind throughout their journey.

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