Neonatal Transport Team 

Air and Ground Neonatal Transport to Children's Hospital of Georgia NICU

If your baby was born prematurely or requires specialty care, depend on the Children's Hospital of Georgia's Neonatal Transport Team.

Our registered neonatal nurse and licensed respiratory therapist specialize in neonatal care. They transport infants from throughout Georgia by ground, helicopter or airplane to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, the designated tertiary hospital in East Central Georgia for neonatal patients who require intensive or immediate care.

The team services critically ill neonatal patients with:

  • Congenital heart disease and other anomalies
  • Other disorders requiring ECMO or specialty services
  • Prematurity
  • Respiratory distress or failure
  • Seizures
  • Severe or persistent apnea

Neonatal Transport Features

Our neonatal transport team begins care during transport, which also offers:

  • Consultations with board-certified neonatologists
  • Continuous EKG, blood pressure, respiratory, oxygen saturation and invasive monitoring as needed
  • Intramuscular, intraocular, endotracheal and intravenous medications and therapies
  • Management of artificial airways and ventilators and inhaled nitric oxide
  • Patient Family Centered Care
  • Transport to Georgia Regents Medical Center's Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (the highest level) with the region's only Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) technology and specialists to keep the hearts and lungs of critically ill infants working for up to two weeks during healing
  • Wound and skin management

For more information or to schedule a transport, call 706-721-2286 at any time, on any day of the year.