UTMB Health’s Angleton Danbury Campus has achieved Level I Neonatal Facility Designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
“Achieving this designation once again at the Angleton Danbury Campus means so much to our team, patients and the community of Brazoria County,” said Elizabeth Reimschissel, ADC Administrator and Associate Chief Nursing & Patient Care Services Officer. “The commitment to continually enhance newborn care at the ADC campus has remained an important goal to us, and designations like this serve as a reminder of the hard work and dedication that goes into the care we provide.”
The Level 1 Neonatal Facility Designation reflects the facility’s documented capabilities and history of providing a specific level of care to infants. The designation is based on information provided to DSHS along with the results of a survey conducted by a third-party.
As a Level I-designated facility, ADC provides care for mothers and infants of at least 35 weeks gestational age who have routine perinatal problems, has skilled personnel with training specific for the patient population served, and provides the same level of care that an infant of less than 35 weeks gestational age would receive at a higher-level designated neonatal facility.
“This accomplishment means that our ADC nursery is meeting exacting performance criteria and delivering safe and appropriate care for our littlest patients,” said Dr. Timothy Harlin, Executive Vice President and CEO of the UTMB Health System. “Here at UTMB, we are proud of all the physicians, nurses and clinical staff at ADC that show up every day and deliver this exceptional care, and we are grateful for the trust and partnership we have with the ADC community.”
There are 227 Designated Neonatal Facilities across the state of Texas, with 82 designated as Level I. For more information on Neonatal Facility Designation, visit https://www.dshs.texas.gov/emstraumasystems/neonatal.aspx#Designation.