August 27, 2021
LEWISVILLE – Medical City Lewisville has earned a Level II Maternal Designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The designation comes after a meticulous two-year review process from a multi-disciplinary team appointed and approved by the State.
A Level II maternal designated facility provides high-quality care for pregnant and postpartum patients with medical, surgical and/or obstetrical conditions that present a low to moderate risk. Among the many requirements, the designation ensures:
- Access to a range of medical and maternal subspecialists, surgical specialists and behavioral health specialists
- Validation of skilled personnel with documented training, competencies and annual continuing education specific for the patient population served
- Verification of the hospital’s ability to provide care for pregnant patients with the capability to detect, stabilize and initiate management of unanticipated maternal–fetal or maternal problems that occur during the antepartum, intrapartum or postpartum period
- Appropriate anesthesia, laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, respiratory therapy, ultrasonography and blood bank services are available on a 24-hour basis
“This designation underscores our commitment to high-quality, safe care for women and babies,” says LaSharndra Barbarin, FACHE, Medical City Lewisville CEO. “Our board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologists, Neonatologists, expert specialists and compassionate care teams are among the many reasons Medical City Lewisville is the destination of choice for maternal care in Denton County.”
Medical City Lewisville women and children’s services are recognized nationally for safety and excellence in women’s and neonatal care. It recently received Healthgrades 5-star awards for C-section and vaginal deliveries, and received its second state designation for Level III neonatal intensive care from the Texas Department of State Health Services in 2020. Additionally, Medical City Lewisville is two-time Magnet designated facility for nursing excellence by The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program®.
In 2021, readers of DFW Child Magazine chose Medical City Lewisville as the “Best Place to Have a Baby” and “Best Prepared Childbirth” classes in Denton County.