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Neonatal Transport Team

Our team transports infants from throughout Georgia by ground, helicopter or airplane to the level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children's Hospital of Georgia.

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Our Approach

If your baby was born prematurely or requires specialty neonatal 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 level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children's Hospital of Georgia, a designated tertiary hospital in East Central Georgia for neonatal patients who require intensive or immediate care.

Our neonatal transport team begins care immediately during transport of your child, all the while they are in consultations with board-certified neonatologists.  The also provide:

  • 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.
  • Transport to a level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (the highest level) with the region's only Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) technology and specialists to support the hearts and lungs of critically ill infants.
  • Wound and skin management.

For transport to CHOG, contact us from anywhere in the Augusta’s River Region or throughout the state of Georgia. Our 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
  • Sepsis
  • Severe or persistent apnea

Emergency Call Center: 877-561-5600, for 24/7 access to our emergency care neonatal specialists.

Emergency Call Center Expedites Referrals

By calling 877-561-5600, CHOG’s Pediatric Emergency Department (ED), physicians from any hospital across Georgia and the surrounding states can be routed to CHOG’s Neonatal ICU physician to expedite transport.

Neonatal Transport Team

Emergency Call Center for Immediate Referrals: 1-877-561-5600

Neonatal Transport Coordinator

Linda Wise

Phone: 706-721-2286/2331

Email: lwise@augusta.edu

Neonatal Medical Transport Director

Dr. Pinkalkumar Patel

Phone: 706-721-2331

 

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Augusta University Medical Center specialists provide care and support throughout your entire healthcare journey.

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