New ambulance transport offers better service for babies, parents in Rome

  • Source: WRGA-AM 1470/FM 98.7 Rome
  • Published: 07/29/2022 12:00 AM

More tiny infants who need lifesaving care can now be brought quickly to Floyd Medical Center, thanks to Atrium Health Floyd’s new Neonatal Intensive Care Transport. The specially equipped ambulance is designed for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patients. The new vehicle can transport twins or a baby and the mother and additional family members. The previous unit only had space for medical caregivers and one infant. “This is another example of leading-edge care provided by Floyd Emergency Medical Services,” said Bud Owens, director of Floyd EMS. Atrium Health Floyd’s Neonatal Transport Team is available 24/7. The team includes a neonatologist, neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs), registered nurses, respiratory therapists, and EMS personnel, all specifically trained in the care of high-risk infants.



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