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NICU

The neonatal intensive care unit provides critical care to newborns who are ill or premature. Many factors may lead to a newborn being admitted to the NICU, including low birth weight or complications during delivery. The NICU staff works closely with parents to develop a treatment plan for their newborn.

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Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Orange Park

Our special care nursery, a Level II NICU, treats our smallest patients to help them grow and prosper so you can take them home as soon as possible.

When newborns need extra medical support or attention after birth, HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital's NICU is ready to help. The NICU is staffed with board-certified neonatologists and advanced neonatal nurse practitioners. With access to these and other neonatal specialists, your baby can receive the dedicated level of care they need while you continue to recover after labor and delivery — all in one location.

Conditions we treat

We care for infants experiencing a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Hypoglycemia
  • Infections
  • Prematurity
  • Respiratory distress syndrome

Our NICU services

We offer newborn intensive care services to address a wide range of needs for both you and your baby.

Visiting the NICU

We understand how important it is for parents to remain close to their newborns. Our on-site NICU helps families stay together during neonatal treatment, allowing parents to visit and get to know their new baby.

We practice open visitation hours at all times except during nursing shift changes, which occur from 6:00am to 8:00am and 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

NICU live streaming

We know it is not always possible for you to remain by your newborn's side throughout their hospital stay. To help give you and your family peace of mind, our NICU is now equipped with bedside cameras to share a live stream of your baby while in the NICU. Parents have access to a secure, private system that can be viewed on any smartphone, tablet or computer.

Donor breast milk

Breast milk offers many benefits for all babies but is especially useful for high-risk newborns. If a newborn does not have access to their mother's breast milk, we make sure babies in our NICU benefit from donor breast milk.

The Marsh Family

Isabella Grace and Gabriella Faith were born 8 weeks early. This is their journey through a thirty day stay in the Orange Park Hospital NICU.
The Marsh family with three registered nurses of Orange Park Hospital.

Baby Roman's Story

New parents Stephanie and Lou share their experience as new parents at Orange Park Hospital.
A nurse of Orange Park Hospital and baby Roman.

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