LEWISVILLE, TEXAS – Medical City Lewisville’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) has received Level III designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Medical City Lewisville is the first and only hospital in Denton County to receive an official NICU designation from the State of Texas, the highest level of neonatal care available in Lewisville and southern Denton County for critically ill newborns of all gestation ages.
A Level III NICU designation is the second to highest level of neonatal care and reflects Medical City Lewisville’s ability to provide optimal healing and treatment for critically ill newborns. State law requires all NICUs to apply for neonatal level of care designations, and undergo rigorous evaluation and verification to ensure NICUs meet stringent clinical care guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
“As Denton County’s first state-designated Level III NICU, we are proud to be the destination of healthcare excellence for mothers and families seeking exceptional clinical quality coupled with VIP service,” said Sharn Barbarin, CEO of Medical City Lewisville. “Achieving this designation is an indication of our elevated standard of neonatal care for high risk OB mothers, mothers of multiples, and mothers seeking a higher level of nursery care to complement their birth plan. This advanced designation is a tremendous honor and distinction, and it reaffirms our commitment to delivering excellence to the families of Denton County and surrounding communities.”
Medical City Lewisville has 16 beds in its Level III NICU, which serves the most critically ill and premature infants who require specialized, focused care. The unit is equipped with state-of-the-art, intensive care nursery technology and is staffed by a collaborative, specialized and compassionate team of medical professionals.
The hospital is also a regional transfer center, which means that several area hospitals have transferred numerous moms and newborns to Medical City Lewisville’s Level III NICU for advanced treatment. The credentialed specialists at Medical City Lewisville also provide neonatology services and consultation support to rural hospitals across North Texas through the hospital’s TeleNICU program.
About Medical City Lewisville
Medical City Lewisville is a full-service acute care hospital licensed for 186 beds. Serving the Lewisville, Flower Mound and southern Denton County since 1976, Medical City Lewisville is a Level III Trauma Center with the county’s only pediatric ER. Medical City Lewisville offers the area’s only state-designated Level III NICU along with women’s services, comprehensive cardiovascular and rehabilitation services, and is a Primary Stroke Center. Medical City Lewisville has been recognized by The Joint Commission in 2015 as a Top Performer on key quality measures, by U.S. News and World Report in 2017 as a High Performer for treatment of congestive heart failure and COPD, and is the first hospital in southern Denton County to achieve Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence.
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