FT. WORTH – Medical City Alliance’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) has received Level III designation, making it the first and only hospital in Tarrant County north of 820 to receive an official NICU designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Medical City Alliance currently offers the highest level of neonatal care available in north Ft. Worth for critically ill newborns of all gestation ages.
A Level III NICU designation is the second highest level of neonatal care available overall and reflects Medical City Alliance’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 the facility meets stringent clinical care guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
“As Tarrant County’s first state-designated Level III NICU north of 820, we are proud to be the destination of choice for healthcare excellence for mothers and families seeking exceptional clinical quality coupled with VIP service,” said Glenn Wallace, CEO of Medical City Alliance. “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.”
Medical City Alliance has eight 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 leading edge 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 several area hospitals transfer mothers and their newborns to Medical City Alliance’s Level III NICU for advanced treatment. The credentialed specialists at Medical City Alliance also provide neonatology services and video consultation support to rural hospitals across North Texas through the hospital’s TeleNICU program.
About Medical City Alliance
Medical City Alliance is a full-service, 55-bed, acute care facility serving the communities of Fort Worth, Keller, Roanoke, Haslet, Saginaw and surrounding communities in northern Tarrant county and southern Denton county. The hospital offers a variety of services, specializing in women’s, cardiology, robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, and emergency care. Medical City Alliance is a “green” facility, silver LEED certified for environmental and energy efficiency.
Medical City Alliance is part of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).