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Holtz Children's Hospital provides specialized critical care services for children ranging from newborns to 21 years of age.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Holtz Children's Hospital is home to one of the nation's largest neonatal intensive care units, producing some of the best medical outcomes in the United States. The Project: New Born Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a designated Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center by the state of Florida and boasts some of the best survival rates and successful outcomes in the country. The NICU is staffed 24 hours a day by an experienced medical team — including neonatologists, neonatal nurses, respiratory therapists and pharmacists — specially trained in caring for such small and sick children. This team works with physicians and pediatric surgeons in other specialty areas, as well as with parents and families, to ensure each child receives the best care possible.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

At Holtz Children’s Hospital, the Carnival Cares for Kids Center pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) offers these specialized services for children ranging from newborns to 21 years of age who suffer from a variety of diseases and traumatic injuries. PICU patients are treated by a medical team comprised of pediatric physicians world renowned for their medical expertise, nurse practitioners, ICU nurses, pediatric pharmacists and pediatric respiratory therapists, who all work together to make sure each child gets the best care possible. The PICU also includes pediatric cardiac intensive care for children suffering from a number of heart conditions or who are recuperating from heart surgery.

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

The Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) is a special unit located at Holtz Children's Hospital. In the CICU care is given to infants, children and young adults undergoing treatment for a variety of heart conditions. Located adjacent to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the CICU is staffed by a medical team trained in providing intensive care and cardiac specialty services.

Victoria's Miracle

Victoria Bermudez

What seemed like a simple fever turned into a fight to save the life of one little girl. After a comprehensive treatment plan and two-month stay in our PICU, she was able to make a full recovery.

“This is the only place you want to be if something goes wrong – and in life there is always a chance that something might go wrong.” – Victoria’s mother, Judith 

Learn more about Victoria’s miracle story.

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