Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Neonatal ICU Recognized for Providing Highest Level of Care for Newborns St. Petersburg, Fla. – Sept. 13, 2023 –The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) recently designatedJohns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital‘s Neonatal ICU (NICU) as a Level IV NICU. The hospital is the only AHCA-designated Level IV NICU in Pinellas County and one of only a few in the Tampa Bay region.For more than a decade, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital’s NICU has met all of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) criteria for Level IV NICU designation—the highest level of care. After AHCA expanded its highest NICU classification from Level III to Level IV in 2022, Johns Hopkins All Children’s applied for and received the highest designation.Level IV NICUs are able to provide the most advanced medical and surgical care for newborns and premature infants. These facilities are equipped to care for complex neonatal conditions and the smallest and sickest of newborns, like Charlotte and Jett, who were born at 23 weeks, weighing just over a pound each.“Our latest designation from AHCA reflects the high quality multidisciplinary care provided every day to the babies and families in our NICU,” says Linda Van Marter, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Institute. “It is truly a team effort, with the entire multidisciplinary NICU team working together with many other pediatric specialists who play a role in our patients’ care to deliver excellent outcomes for our patients.” About Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg is a leader in children’s health care, combining a legacy of compassionate care focused solely on children since 1926 with the innovation and experience of one of the world’s leading health care systems. The 259-bed teaching hospital, stands at the forefront of discovery, leading innovative research to cure and prevent childhood diseases while training the next generation of pediatric experts. With a network of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care centers and collaborative care provided by All Children’s Specialty Physicians at regional hospitals, Johns Hopkins All Children’s brings care closer to home. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital consistently keeps the patient and family at the center of care while continuing to expand its mission in treatment, research, education and advocacy. For more information, visit HopkinsAllChildrens.org.