Medical City Lewisville’s neonatal intensive care unit has received Level III designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Medical City Lewisville is the first 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 health care excellence for mothers and families seeking exceptional clinical quality coupled with VIP service,” Medical City Lewisville CEO Sharn Barbarin said. “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 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.