OSF HealthCare Neonatal Critical Care Transport Team


NICU critical care transport team OSF has been proud to serve the transport of Neonatal patients for the last 60 years and we continue to provide 24/7 response with safe, reliable care across the region.

Children with health emergencies are at risk developing unique complications or deteriorating conditions due to the following:

  • Communication challenges
  • Transportation delays
  •  Lack of specialized neonatal care

Our team provides the highest level of care for your patient during transport.

NICU Transport Video


About the NICU Transfer Team

NICU Transport Team The transport team is composed of a Respiratory Therapist and Registered Nurse with a unique skill set to provide timely and specialized care during transport.

All nurses have a minimum of 2 years of experience in Neonatal critical care as well the following certifications:

  • Advanced cardiac life support
  • Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Who to refer

  • Critically ill children in need of comprehensive neonatal inpatient services requiring these critical care specialists:

    • Intermediate critical care

    • Intensive care

    • Subspecialists (Pediatric Cardiology/Endocrine/ENT/Nephrology/Neurology/SurgeryUrology)

  • How to refer

    • Call 1-833-GET-NICU

    • OSF facilities may use REF ADT21

    • Required Info

      • Patient’s name, birthdate, medical record number (if transfer within OSF)

      • Patient Weight

  • OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois Program Distinctions:

    • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

    • Most Comprehensive Downstate Perinatal Center

    • ELSO Center for Excellence for the use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)