Unfortunately, there are times when things don’t go as planned and the baby needs an extra level of care that only a skilled team of physicians can provide. When it comes to your bundle of joy, why would you go anywhere but the safest hospital possible?
The BirthCare Center at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center offers a state-of-the-art nursery and board-certified neonatologists for newborns needing a critical care level of attention. Because critical care situations don’t happen on a set schedule, our neonatologists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Plus, to deliver your baby, choose from one of our on-staff obstetricians, who together have brought more than 35,000 babies into our community.
Our experienced neonatal team performs newborn evaluations and utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to perform neonatal resuscitation and stabilization if necessary. Each room is equipped to handle unexpected emergencies, but if special medical needs arise, your baby may be transferred to our nursery, which is equipped for critical care and stabilization.
Our team consists of two board-certified neonatologists as well as a neonatal nurse practitioner, who provides ongoing education to our nursery care team regarding the latest treatments and therapies. Our team of dedicated professionals is focused entirely on providing expert care to our newborns, so you can be confident that your baby is in the best of hands. In fact, below is a list of recent awards we’ve won for patient care, safety and quality outcomes:
- “A” rating from The Leapfrog Group for quality, excellence, accountability, safety and overall performance
- Consumer Reports has rated our safety and infection rates. To read more about the distinctions and the criteria used to rate us, please visit ConsumerReports.org
- 2012 Governor’s Sterling Award
- Ranked in the top 5% nationally for patient satisfaction scores, according to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Provider Systems
- 2010-2013 Most Preferred Hospital in Volusia County, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
- 2013 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Hospital from the Daytona Beach News-Journal
Meet the Neonatologists
Dr. Bowen is board-certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine, in addition to being a certified Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS) provider.
Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Dr. Bowen completed his undergraduate studies as well as medical school at the University of the West Indies. He then performed his residency in pediatrics at Harlem Hospital Center and a fellowship in neonatology at Cornell Medical Center in New York.
Prior to joining the BirthCare Center and HealthCare Partners medical staff at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Bowen spent more than 20 years as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) physician at Cornell Medical Center, Florida Hospital Altamonte, Florida Hospital Orlando and Winter Park Memorial Hospital. His most recent position at Florida Hospital Orlando – a Level III NICU – has given him a wealth of knowledge and expertise in caring for critical babies.
A member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as its sub-board for neonatal-perinatal medicine, Dr. Bowen has published works on pediatric pulmonology and ventilation for pre-term infants. He was recognized twice as Neonatologist of the Year by Florida Hospital Orlando.
Married with two children, Dr. Bowen is an avid tennis player and a board member for Brothers Keeper International, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to community development and medical missions in Jamaica and other developing countries.
Board certified in pediatrics and neonatology, Dr. Santin has more than 15 years of experience in pediatric and neonatal care. His focus is on the care, development and diseases of newborn babies. Fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Santin’s previous experience includes a Level II NICU in Eastern Kentucky.
Dr. Santin fulfilled his fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and his residency in pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso. He completed a pediatric internship at the National Institute of Pediatrics in Mexico and earned his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico.
Dr. Santin has led research focused on respiratory issues with newborn babies, including ventilation methods and the neurodevelopment of infants with apnea. He also spent time as a pediatric advanced life support instructor and neonatal resuscitation program instructor.
A valued member of the Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and HealthCare Partners family, Dr. Santin is active in hospital activities and community outreach efforts. Most notably, he has ventured on the hospital’s annual mission trip, providing medical treatment and assistance with Spanish translations in Fortaleza, Brazil.