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Infants throughout mid-Michigan who require specialized care are transported to Sparrow’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Babies are transported 24/7 by Sparrow’s Critical Care Ground Transport Team in a specially designed NICU ambulance or via Survival Flight, our partner emergency helicopter transport service.

Neonatal nurses, respiratory therapists, paramedics and emergency medical technicians staff every neonatal transport. The team is supervised via phone contact by a neonatologist at Sparrow to monitor each tiny patient’s condition and support the baby’s medical needs. Under certain conditions, a physician may accompany the ground transport team. Air transport teams include specially trained and highly experienced flight nurses, equipped with advanced technology to support infants and children with even the most critical conditions.