Margate, FL – Northwest Medical Center, a hospital of HCA East Florida, is proud to announce its newest arrival. The hospital has opened the first and only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in northern Broward County. The upgraded unit is now able to care for babies born less than 32 weeks old as well as babies born with a critical illness at any gestational age and has 24/7 neonatologist coverage. Expectant parents now have prompt and readily available access to a full range of pediatric medical subspecialties, as well as a full range of respiratory support and advanced imaging for newborns.

"Our new level III NICU in addition to the newly modernized maternity floor is fully equipped to address the growing demand of specialized healthcare for infants and families," said Erica Gulrich, CEO, Northwest Medical Center. "With the most advanced technology, connectivity and highly personalized service that's warranted during critical and sensitive conditions, it is our goal to ensure maximum comfort and convenience for patients and caregivers," she added.

Northwest Medical Center has a multitude of resources and free lectures to help expectant parents in the community get ready to welcome a new member into their family. The hospital offers infant CPR, home safety classes, baby care and sibling classes, childbirth preparation classes, breastfeeding workshops and a breastfeeding support group. Anyone can sign up for a tour of the new maternity floor online at