Newborns are the most delicate patients. This is even more true if they are born prematurely
or with complex, life-threatening health problems. When these patients are brought
to Children's Hospital of Georgia, it needs to be with the utmost care. Our neonatal transport team is trained to move the smallest, sickest babies, from anywhere in the region, to
CHOG - a designated tertiary hospital in East Central Georgia for neonatal patients
who require intensive or immediate care.
Caring for infants during transit requires special training. Our registered neonatal
nurses and licensed respiratory therapists know how to monitor sick infants and provide
continuous, life-saving care - all while en route to CHOG via ambulance, helicopter,
Why bring these infants to Children's Hospital of Georgia?
Doctors send their patients to CHOG because we provide services not offered anywhere
else in the area. We have:
Care begins as soon as the transport team picks up a patient. During the trip to CHOG,
we are in continuous consultation with board-certified neonatologists. Our team is
trained and ready to:
- Monitor EKG, blood pressure, respiration, oxygen saturation, and other invasive monitoring,
- Administer intramuscular, intraocular, endotracheal and intravenous medications and
- Offer management of artificial airways and ventilators and inhaled nitric oxide.
- Provide wound and skin management.
When critically ill infants need specialized care, we'll come to your hospital to
pick up a patient and bring them to CHOG.
Call us if you have a newborn with:
- Congenital heart defects or cardiovascular anomalies
- Disorders requiring ECMO or other specialty services
- Respiratory distress or failure
- Severe or persistent apnea
To arrange transport to CHOG's NICU
Questions about our neonatal transport services?
Neonatal Transport Coordinator
Emergency call center: 706-446-2464
24/7 access to our emergency care neonatal specialists.
Expedited Referrals: 706-446-2464
Physicians from any hospital across Georgia and the surrounding states will be routed
to CHOG’s neonatal ICU physician to expedite transport.
Have an older child in need of transport to CHOG's PICU?
Contact us about our Pediatric Transport Team
Meet the Team
Linda Wise, RN, MSN, RNC-NIC, C-NPT, HCE
Neonatal Transport Coordinator
Neonatal Transport Nursing Team
- Ashley Ballis, RN, BSN, NIC-RNC
- Carmen Burdette, RN, ADN, RNC-NIC,
- Sara Elizabeth Curry, RN, BSN, RNC-NIC, C-NPT
- Mary Beth Dowdy, RN, ADN
- Abbie D. Gurley, RN, BSN
- Tonya C. Hebert, RN, BSN, RNC-NIC
- Patricia K. O'Neill, RN, BSN, NIC-RNC
- Patricia J. Parker RN, RNC-NIC, C-NPT
- Evonne Rodgers, RN, BSN, RNC-NIC
- Katherine Thomason, RN, BSN
Respiratory Therapy Team
- Clifton Dennis, BHA, RRT, AE-C
- Stephen Dishmond, BSRT, RRT, NPS
- Stephanie Patterson, RRT, NPS
- Jason Kiser, BSRT, RRT
- Kelli Mock, BSRT, RRT, AE-C
- Dabney Eidson, BSRT, RRT, NPS
- Amy Cato, BSRT, RRT, CES-A
- Joey Pasto, BSRT, RRT
- Stacey Young, BSRT, RRT, NPS
- Stephanie Robinson, BSRT, RRT, NPS, CES-A
- Andrew Melear, BSRT, RRT
Pediatric Respiratory Therapy