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Tiniest Patients Moved to New NICU at Cox South

The new tower at Cox South is being occupied this week.  Wednesday, healthcare workers moved patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to their new unit.

Each baby required a team of experts as they were transported down hallways to their new rooms.

The new NICU features 28 beds each in private rooms with a twin pull-out bed for parents to spend the night.

The ten-story west tower at Cox South houses the Dee Ann White Women's and Children's Hospital and the Jared Neurosciences Center.  The 343,000 square foot facility cost $130 million.

Today, the children in the pediatrics unit will be moved to their private rooms, which will complete the move of inpatients into the new tower, according to Coxhealth.

There are 26 pediatric beds and six PICU beds in the new wing.

Thirty years ago, Coxhealth transported its Intensive Care Nursery patients from Cox North to the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Cox Medical Center South.