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Halifax Health Medical Center Showcases Newly Renovated NICU

  • by halifax
  • June 24, 2016
  • Categories: Blog, Mom Mental Health and Wellbeing, Podcast, Press Release, Uncategorized, Video

Betty Jane France, a longtime supporter of women and children’s initiatives at Halifax Health, greets viewers of the online virtual tour of Halifax Health Medical Center’s newly renovated Betty Jane France Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach is celebrating the completion of renovations to its Betty Jane France Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  The $1-million construction project, which expanded the NICU from nine to 14 beds, is showcased via a virtual tour available online at

“We are excited to be able to offer the youngest members of our community the highest quality of care.  We hope families will not need the expert neonatal services we provide, but if they do, we are ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take care of them,” says Ann Martorano, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Halifax Health.

The NICU features an open-concept design that allows the medical center’s experienced clinicians to care for babies utilizing a team approach.  Amenities include a certified infant massage specialist, an isolation room, state-of-the-art flooring and lighting, and a breast milk storage area.

Halifax Health operates Volusia and Flagler counties’ only 24-hour Level II NICU.  Opened in April 1975 and located in the Center for Women and Infant Health at Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach, the NICU provides unique services for approximately 200 newborns each year who require intensive care due to prematurity or illness diagnosed around the time of delivery.  The NICU is staffed by board-certified neonatologists and nurses who specialize in neonatal care.

To take a virtual tour of the renovated NICU, visit  The tour is led by Halifax Health NICU and Pediatrics Nurse Manager Amy Christie and includes a greeting from Betty Jane France, a longtime supporter of women and children’s initiatives at Halifax Health.

Halifax Health
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves East Central Florida, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, two community clinics, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers East Central Florida’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services and OB Emergency Department.  For more information, visit


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