November 15, 2021
Fort Worth – The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Medical City Alliance has received Level III redesignation, continuing to serve as the only hospital in north Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth for critically ill newborns of all gestation ages.
A Level III NICU designation is the second highest level of neonatal care available and reflects Medical City Alliance’s ability to provide compassionate care and high-quality 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 the first and only state-designated Level III NICU in north Fort Worth, we are proud to be the destination of choice for healthcare excellence for mothers and families seeking exceptional clinical quality coupled with VIP service,” says 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.