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World-Class NICUs

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.

US News and World Report Best Children's Hospital Badge in Neonatology 2021-22

Best Newborn Care in Florida

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

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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.

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.

 

A Standard of Excellence in Neonatal Care

  • AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, is the first hospital system in the nation to use the Draeger Babyleo TN500 IncuWarmer. The Babyleo offers groundbreaking technology to regulate body heat, maximize efficiency for clinical staff, and allows better bonding between parents and their babies.
  • Integrated team of specialists who provide comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services, from minimally invasive surgery to highly complex, leading-edge care and procedures
  • State-of-the-art programs and services, including nitric oxide therapy, hypothermia management and surfactant therapy
  • An advanced neonatal respiratory program to prevent and aggressively manage severe respiratory diseases in pre-term, as well as full-term, high-risk infants
  • Expert assistance in parent education, including CPR training, certified lactation consultants, screening specialists and developmental follow-up
  • Innovative rehabilitation services that include physical therapy, occupation therapy, speech therapy, as well as music therapy that encourages babies to feed regularly without use of feeding tubes
  • Developmental care that focuses on positioning, comfort and feeding assessments to provide each baby with their own plan for success
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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. 

Our Network of Neonatal Care

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  • AdventHealth Altamonte - Level II

    601 East Altamonte Drive
    Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701

  • AdventHealth Celebration - Level II

    400 Celebration Place
    Celebration, Florida 34747

  • AdventHealth for Children - Level III

    601 East Rollins Street
    Orlando, FL 32803

  • AdventHealth Daytona Beach - Level II

    301 Memorial Medical Parkway
    Daytona Beach, FL 32117

  • AdventHealth Ocala - Level II

    1500 Southwest 1st Avenue 
    Ocala, FL 34471

  • AdventHealth Tampa - Level III

    3100 East Fletcher Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33613

  • AdventHealth Winter Park - Level II

    200 North Lakemont Avenue
    Winter Park, FL 32792

  • HealthFirst Holmes Regional – Level II

    1350 Hickory Street
    Melbourne, FL 32901

Meet Our Team

Expert and Compassionate Care

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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.

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Personalized OB Services

At AdventHealth for Women, our focus is to provide personalized support during pregnancy, delivery and beyond. Our team of experts along with upgraded amenities and services, allow new parents to have peace of mind throughout their journey. Each of our 8 locations throughout Central Florida are state-of-the art and offer world class care. Your team includes your own Birth Experience Coordinator, world Class OB/GYN physicians and midwives, certified lactation consultants, highly skilled registered nurses and support staff and certified childbirth educators all backed by nationally recognized neonatal intensive care.

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