Hospital’s First Micro-Preemie Graduates From New Palms West Level III NICU

Hospital team members gather to say goodbye.

tal’s first micro-preemie at its new Level III NICU has graduated. Baby Eimon was recently released to go home after more than three months in the hospital.

Born on April 20 at just one pound, 13 ounces, Eimon coded several times in his first week and required bedside surgery, as his condition was too fragile to transport him to the hospital’s operating room.

After months of round-the-clock, specialized care by the hospital’s gifted and compassionate physicians, nurses and specialists, Eimon graduated from the NICU on Tuesday, Aug. 1.

The NICU team held a little goodbye ceremony and lined the halls to celebrate Eimon’s next big step as he prepares to take on the world.

The Level III NICU expansion at HCA Florida Palms West Hospital opened in February to serve the area’s tiniest patients.