HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (August 21, 2023) – HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital is proud to announce that it expanded its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) capabilities today, now providing the first and only Level III NICU in Hernando, Pasco and Citrus Counties.
Oak Hill Hospital opened its Level II NICU in February 2020 and has provided care for more than 1,128 infants in this specialized unit. Deliveries at the hospital have also increased significantly with 1,399 births last year and more than 8,500 since the program first opened in 2006.
“When many of us think about having a child, we don’t often consider the possible need for a NICU,” said Chief Nursing Officer Sheila Sanders. “Patients who choose our hospital know that they’re giving birth in a facility that’s able to care for the tiniest patients, providing lifesaving and comprehensive care from cardiology to neurology, in private rooms with private bathrooms, rather than a nursery which helps put families at ease.”
HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital’s Level III NICU expanded offerings now include:
- Care for critically ill newborns of any gestational age, including continuous life support and comprehensive care,
- Families can bond in the unit’s 16 private rooms with bathrooms, four of which are designed for twin deliveries,
- A care team that includes a 24/7 on site neonatal provider, board-certified OB/GYNs, 24/7 midwifery care and board-certified low-risk and high-risk neonatal nurses and
- NICU support teams which include lactation consultants, neonatal dietitians, pharmacists, respiratory therapists and licensed clinical social workers dedicated to supporting NICU babies and families.
We continue to provide families with secure remote viewing access around the clock.
For more information, a physician referral or to register for our classes and maternity suite tours, visit us at HCAFloridaOakHillHospital.com.
About HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital
HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital has been serving the Nature Coast since 1984 and is the largest private employer and largest hospital in Hernando County, with 350 beds. The facility offers Hernando County’s only heart surgery program. Other key services include the maternity suites, neonatal intensive care, women’s imaging, cancer care, orthopedics and spine services. HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital’s health care delivery team is comprised of more than 600 physicians, 1,800 caregivers and more than 100 volunteers. The hospital is a statutory teaching hospital training the next generation of physicians. For more information, visit HCAFloridaHealthcare.com.
About HCA Florida Healthcare
HCA Florida Healthcare, a part of HCA Healthcare, is a family of more than 650 affiliated sites of care, including hospitals, physician practices and freestanding emergency rooms. United as a statewide network in 2022, HCA Florida Healthcare includes approximately 11,000 experienced doctors and more than 79,000 colleagues working together to deliver advanced, collaborative care to more than 8.6 million patients each year. HCA Florida Healthcare is committed to improving more lives in more ways and giving back to the communities it serves. The network provided $848.8 million in uncompensated care and invested significantly in innovative technologies and facilities across Florida, including the new $360 million state-of-the-art, multi-specialty HCA Florida University Hospital in Davie, Fla. A strong advocate for the next generation of healthcare professionals, HCA Florida Healthcare is also a major supporter of university-based healthcare programs and residencies and fellowships throughout the Sunshine State. For more information, please visit HCAFloridaHealthcare.com.