NICU expansion begins in January

Read about pedestrian traffic changes.

The highly anticipated renovation for the Neonatal ICU at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital will begin in early January with the main third-floor, east wing corridor closing to pedestrian traffic.

All patients, visitors and staff should access NICU II and III, Labor and Delivery and Unit 35 Mother-Baby by using the east and children’s elevators (located in the Sebastian Ferrero Atrium) and follow detour signage once on the third floor.

Please note: Access from the east elevators to the Core Lab on the third floor will be closed during construction. If you’re coming from the east part of the building, please prepare to take an alternative route to access the Core Lab.

Construction will be completed in phases. Phase 1 completion will have NICU III patients moving into the new space in fall 2016, followed by NICU II patients in spring 2017. The construction budget for the project is $20.7 million.

For the most up-to-date construction and renovation information, visit

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