Neonatal Intensive Care

Loma Linda University Children's Hospital Transport Team


The neonatal transport team at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital originated in 1973 with about 50 transports within that year, growing to our current program of more than 500 per year. The team represents an integral part of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and is one of the largest providers of the neonatal transport services in Southern California. We serve San Bernardino, Riverside, Mono, and Inyo counties, as well as occasionally traveling out of state.

Transport nurses are given extensive training to ensure that they have advance clinical expertise, knowledge and clinical proactice skills. Our nurses are competent in:

  • Intubation
  • Airway management 
  • Umbilical line placement
  • Chest tube insertion
  • Pleural decompression and stabilization


Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide high quality, safe, and cost effective transport services for the neonatal patients within our region. We seek to maximize healthcare access to at-risk patients and their families, to bring intensive care to the community, and to educate other regional hospitals. We provide Christ centered care that is reflective of the care provided by Loma Linda University Children's Hospital to enhance community awareness of the life benefits of transport.