Medical City Plano earns highest neonatal, maternal designations

Medical City Plano. Photo courtesy of Medical City Healthcare.
Medical City Plano earned Level IV designations for its neonatal and maternal programs from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Medical City Plano earned Level IV designations for its neonatal and maternal programs from the Texas Department of State Health Services after a meticulous, multi-year review process.

“This designation underscores our commitment to high quality, safe care for mothers and babies,” said Ben Coogan, CEO at Medical City Plano. “Our board-certified physicians, expert clinicians and compassionate care teams are among the many reasons that Medical City Plano is the destination of choice for patients and voted Best Hospital to Have a Baby in Collin County for five years in a row.”

The Level IV designation determines that each hospital fits several criteria, according to Medical City:

Neonatal Designation Level IV (Advanced Neonatal Intensive Care)

  • Comprehensive care for infants of all gestational ages with the most complex and critical medical and surgical conditions or requiring sustained life support
  • Access to a comprehensive range of pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical sub-specialists who are available for in-person consultation and care
  • Capability to perform major pediatric surgery including the surgical repair of complex conditions on-site
  • Neonatologist 24/7 on-site coverage, with documented competence in the management of the most complex and critically ill neonates/infants

Maternal Designation Level IV (Comprehensive Care)

  • Comprehensive care for pregnant and postpartum patients with low-risk conditions to the most complex medical, surgical or obstetrical conditions and their fetuses, that present a high risk of maternal morbidity or mortality
  • Access to on-site consultation with a comprehensive range of medical and maternal sub-specialists, surgical specialists and behavioral health specialists
  • Capability to perform major surgery on-site
  • Access to a maternal-fetal medicine critical care team with expertise and privileges to manage or co-manage highly complex, critically ill or unstable maternal patients

Medical City Plano delivers more than 2,500 babies annually, according to a press release.

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