Epilepsy center at Children’s Medical Center Plano receives Level 3 designation


Children’s Medical Center Plano announced June 27 it had received a Level 3 designation for its epilepsy center.

The Level 3 designation is the second-highest provided by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.

“I’m excited that the Epilepsy Center is able to offer advanced epilepsy care to more kids, and I’m proud to lead a team that offers the excellent care and expertise needed to achieve this designation,” said Dr. Daniel Gossett, the new medical director of the epilepsy center at Children’s Medical Center Plano, in a news release. “One of the biggest benefits of the Level 3 accreditation is that the Epilepsy Center can offer advanced epilepsy care right here in Plano.”

The pediatric hospital’s epilepsy center includes a five-bed epilepsy monitoring unit; electroencephalogram, or EEG, monitoring; and an on-site neuropsychologist, according to the release.

Epilepsy centers evaluate, monitor and record seizures, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. This helps patients receive an epilepsy diagnosis, identify the types of seizures they are having and determine where the seizure is taking place in the brain.

The hospital received in August a Level IV trauma designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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Gavin Pugh
Gavin got his chops as a reporter when he was editor-in-chief of the Baylor Lariat. He previously reported for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition before becoming editor of the Las Colinas, Valley Ranch and Coppell edition. His beat includes transportation, municipal government, education and Dallas Area Rapid Transit.
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