St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's third-
largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas, including
seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers, and two
freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

St. David's Medical Center
Maternal / Neonatal Transport Team

Transport TeamSt. David’s Medical Center’s Maternal & Neonatal Transport Team provides life-saving care to women and their babies throughout the Central Texas region. This service offers help and hope for expectant mothers and babies who need the skill and technology of a Level III NICU, but are being cared for at a facility that does not offer these services.

Under the direction of Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists and Neonatologists, our team of certified Registered Nurses, and certified Registered Respiratory Therapists travel throughout a 100-mile radius to bring expectant mothers and newborns to our Level III NICU, with STAR Flight Helicopter providing air transport and American Medical Response providing ground transport for critically ill expectant mothers and babies. The area served extends south to Cuero, north to Waco, west to Fredericksburg and east to Bryan/College Station.

Our Maternal Transport Team is comprised of a high-risk maternal transport nurse (RNC-OB), neonatal transport nurse (RNC-NICU), and a respiratory therapist certified and experienced in high risk perinatal emergencies. Together this team works to stabilize the expectant mother and baby's condition prior to traveling, using state-of-the-art transport equipment including high resolution ultrasound and neonatal transporters. Our Maternal Transport Team supports transferring expectant mothers prior to delivery to St. David’s medical Center if the baby is premature or a medical problem is anticipated. In these cases the baby benefits from immediate access to our Level III NICU after delivery. Upon arrival, the transport nurse calls the referring facility to report on the status of the expectant mother and baby. Weekly updates are faxed to both the transporting hospital and doctor to keep them informed of their patient’s progress. St. David's Medical Center’s Maternal & Neonatal Transport Team provides 24-hour emergency transportation, and specialized care while en route. For easy and efficient transport assistance call 1-800-351-7377 OR 1-800-543-4222.

Our Neonatal Transport Team is comprised of a neonatal transport nurse (RNC-NICU), and respiratory therapist (RRT-NPS) with expertise in intubation, advanced line placement (UAC, UVC, PVCL), and needle aspiration. Together this team works to stabilize the newborn’s condition prior to traveling. State-of-the-art equipment available during neonatal transport includes neonatal transporters, ventilators and total body cooling en route. Upon arrival, the referring facility is informed of the arrival and status and progress of their patient and subsequently updated on their patient’s progress with weekly updates faxed to the hospital and physician. St. David’s Medical Center’s Maternal & Neonatal Transport Team provides 24-hour emergency transportation, and specialized care while en route. For easy and efficient transport assistance call 1-800-351-7377 OR 1-800-543-4222.
St . David's Medical Center
919 E 32nd Street
Austin, TX 78705
Telephone: (512) 476-7111
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