Welcome to the

Pediatric & Neonatal Transport Program

We ensure safe transport for children to Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone.

Our pediatric and neonatal transport team provides safe transport and expert care for infants and children transferred to Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone from other hospitals in the tristate area and beyond.

As part of the Pediatric and Neonatal Transport Program, we provide transport for children of all ages who need highly specialized medical and surgical care at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital. This includes the following care:

Members of the Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital pediatric and neonatal team include pediatric critical care nurses, physicians, and respiratory therapists, as determined by your child’s needs.

If you are a parent who would like to have your child transferred to Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, please have your child’s doctor contact us to arrange for transport.

How the Transport Team Works

Our transport phone line is answered at all times by a critical care nurse. The nurse gathers essential information about your child and their health and connects your child’s doctor with one of our attending physicians. The attending physician provides immediate medical advice, selects the makeup of the transport team needed for your child’s transport and ensures that any necessary medical or surgical resources are in place for their arrival.

The transport team travels in an ambulance with medications and medical equipment that they anticipate your child may need during the trip to Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital. Whenever possible, we accommodate one parent riding with their child in the ambulance.

When your child arrives at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, they are taken directly to the appropriate treatment unit. At Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital—34th Street, all of our patient rooms are single-bedded and have private bathrooms. We encourage caregivers to participate in Family-Centered Rounds with their child’s medical team. We also provide child life services, emotional support, and spiritual care.

Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone

Our pediatric experts provide the best care possible for children with conditions ranging from minor illnesses to complex, more serious conditions.

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  • Laura Santos at Pediatric & Neonatal Transport Program
    Director | Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Dr. Santos is medical director of the pediatric and neonatal transport team. She oversees medical decisions and protocols related to patient care, and oversees decision making regarding your child’s care. She helped develop and leads a team that teaches a multidisciplinary pediatric and neonatal transport course for our medical providers, respiratory therapists, and paramedic teams, ensuring that everyone has consistent and specialized training. She oversees presentations delivered by our team at national conferences, demonstrating ways we have improved our care delivery systems.