Neonatal Transport Program
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital
Twenty-four hours a day, 7 days a week, a safe, efficient transport system keeps the services of the Gosnell Family NICU at Golisano Children's Hospital readily available to critically ill and premature newborns in Upstate New York and our 14-county referral region.
The Neonatal Transport team has the specialized expertise and equipment to care for newborns as they are transported to the hospital by ambulance. Complex care is initiated by the transport team on arrival at the referring hospital and continued throughout the transport.
Each team includes a neonatal transport nurse, transport respiratory therapist and a paramedic/emergency medical technician. The team functions with the supervision of a neonatologist who provides either telephone consultation and advice, or in-person management throughout the transport.
Neonatal Transport Team Leaders
- Robert J. Swantz, M.D., Medical Director, Neonatal Transport, Division of Neonatology
- Margaret Marasco, P.N.P., Neonatal Transport Coordinator, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Paula Emrich , B.S.N., R.N.C.-N.I.C., NICU Nursing Transport Coordinator