Sierra Vista’s State-of-The-Art Transports Help Bring Babies to County’s Highest Level of Neonatal Care

Mar 27, 2023

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center is now utilizing two new, state-of-the-art transports for babies that need to be transferred the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which is the only Level III NICU in San Luis Obispo County. These transports are the first of their kind in the United States according to the Pacific BioMedical, which makes the transports.

“It's always amazing how technology can extend and provide better care for our patients and so keeping up to the next standard of care is essential to us and being able to do what we do to save lives," said Emily Hosford, the Director of Women and Children's Services, at Sierra Vista.

The transport are used to take babies from non-NICU hospitals to Sierra Vista’s NICU and can even be used within the hospital, such as for babies that need to be transferred with extra care from the emergency or operating rooms to the NICU.

A key feature of the transports, along with temperature control, is their state-of-the-art ventilators, which helps keep infants stable while they are being transported.

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