NICU Transport Team
Our specially trained team transports the smallest and sickest infants from area hospitals to the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
(NICU) at the Truett & Margaret Crim Maternity Center
. Hunt Regional Medical Center’s
NICU is the area’s only provider of Level III neonatal services and provides 24/7 coverage by a board-certified neonatologist.
The NICU transport team is a specialty unit that provides inter-facility ambulance transportation for babies. The team of specialists then transports sick babies from regional hospitals back to Hunt Regional where they can receive a higher level of care.
Hospital-to-hospital distance affects the outcome when transporting fragile patients. That’s why we bring the NICU to the baby.
Our transport team is equipped with portable ventilators, monitors, IV pumps, medication, and additional equipment needed to provide a high level of critical care for babies.
NICU clinicians are trained as members of the transport team, including:
• Providers specializing in neonatology
• Respiratory therapists
• NICU nurses
• Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) with specialized training
To make a referral or schedule transport, call 903-408-7777.