Established in 1985, our neonatal transport service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Baptist Health Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a level 3B NICU located in Little Rock, Arkansas.  We provide services to community hospitals all over the state. On average we transport more than 150 infants per year.  All transports are staffed by a neonatal nurse and respiratory therapist, under the direction of a Neonatologist.

  1. The neonatal transport team has the specialized expertise and equipment to care for and transport all newborns with a variety of diseases and diagnoses. Specialized  care is initiated by the transport team prior to arrival at the referral hospital and continued throughout the transport. Our goal is to provide safe and timely care to critical neonatal patients.
  2. One call to 501-202-2812 IMMEDIATELY puts you in contact with our neonatal transport team.
  3. We are available for:
    1. Consultations 24/7 with on-call neonatologist regarding patient condition and/or treatment.
    2. If a transport is requested, our multidisciplinary team is ready to deploy via on-site ambulance or Medflight within 15 minutes of accepting request.
    3. Feedback on pre-transport care is also available.
  4. All team members are highly trained to respond and stabilize infant quickly for transport.
  5. The neonatal transport team medical emergencies including but not limited to:
    1. Preterm deliveries-team will be available for delivery when able and appropriate.
    2. Hypoglycemic infants
    3. Respiratory issues/management (Surfactant administration, PPHN, etc.)
    4. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
    5. Possible candidates for therapeutic hypothermia (HIE)
    6. Inability to obtain or achieve intravenous access or need for long term IV therapy.
    7. Meconium aspiration syndrome
    8. Neonatal infection and management 
    9. Hyperbilirubinemia 
  6. Baptist Health NICU is a 65 bed unit equipped with advanced technology and an entire team ready to provide high quality care to our patients. Our unit also has Angel Eye, a webcam system that allows family and friends to view the infant throughout their Stay when family is unable to be at the bedside.