|Published:||Nov 10, 2010 4:29 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 10, 2010 1:29 PM EST|
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa General Hospital is opening a new, $35 million neonatal intensive care unit.
The unit was unveiled Tuesday. Called the Jennifer Leigh Muma Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, it is affiliated with the USF College of Medicine and expands the existing neonatal intensive care unit.
The unit will open to the public on Nov. 30. Eventually, 82 private rooms will be private, with accommodations for parents to stay for extended periods of time while infants are cared for.
The new center is named for the daughter of Pam and Les Muma, who died in the hospital's neonatal care center in the 1970s. The family donated $6 million to the project. Matching contributions from the state and USF brought the total to $14 million.