Trinity, Fla. (Sept. 7, 2016) – Medical Center of Trinity’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) recently unveiled a video-streaming technology known as NicView – allowing parents, family and friends to view their infant in real time, 24/7, through a secure online portal. The hospital is the first facility in Tampa Bay and only the third hospital in Florida with the NicView system.
NicView helps families develop a bond with their preemie or hospitalized baby even when they can’t be in the NICU with them. Family members can access NicView from anywhere there is an internet connection via a laptop, smartphone or tablet. The NicView system is produced by Natus Medical Incorporated.
“Having a baby in the NICU can be stressful and emotionally draining, so we are doing everything we can to make the experience more comfortable for little ones and their families,” said Lynn Smith, NICU nurse manager at Medical Center of Trinity. “We hope that this technology will bring families comfort and peace of mind during a difficult time.”
Medical Center of Trinity opened its NICU nearly a year ago – offering advanced levels of care for babies born as early as 32 weeks, as well as high-risk pregnancies. As the first NICU in Pasco County, it also serves patients from Hernando, northern Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.
About Medical Center of Trinity
Medical Center of Trinity is a 288 bed, state-of-the-art, all-private room hospital (Main Campus) strategically located in the tri-county area of Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough Counties. The facility is located at 9330 State Road 54, Trinity, FL 34655, near the intersection of State Road (SR) 54 and Little Road. Medical Center of Trinity clinical and acute-care programs include:
• Behavioral Health • Neurosurgery
• Cancer Care • Obstetrics including NICU
• Cardiac Rehabilitation • Open Heart Surgery
• Diagnostic Imaging • Rehabilitation Services
• Emergency Care – Adult and Pediatric
o Medical Center of Trinity
o Citrus Park ER
o ER 24/7 in Palm Harbor • Robotic Assisted Surgery
• Sleep Center
• Spine & Orthopedics
• Women’s Health
• Heart & Vascular
• Men’s Health • Women’s Imaging Center with Comprehensive Breast Care
• Minimally Invasive Surgical Specialties • Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine
Medical Center of Trinity has received Chest Pain Center with PCI accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). The hospital has also been designated as an Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center, and an American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery Gynecological Surgery of Excellence
Medical Center of Trinity is recognized among the nation’s Top Performers on five key quality measures – heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and stroke by The Joint Commission— the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The Cancer Care program is an Accredited Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
About HCA West Florida
HCA’s West Florida Division provides a complete continuum of high quality programs and services to meet the healthcare needs of residents and businesses throughout west Florida, caring for more than 1.2 million patients last year. HCA West Florida has 16 hospitals, 14 ambulatory surgery centers, numerous diagnostic imaging and occupational health sites, physician practices, medical education and teaching programs, a regional lab, and consolidated service center. Twelve HCA West Florida hospitals were named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ by The Joint Commission. HCA West Florida is affiliated with HCA, a leading comprehensive, integrated provider of healthcare and related services.