Outstanding Newborn Care
At Wise Health System, we know that having a baby is one of the most momentous occasions in life. Our personalized and patient-centered newborn care includes an expert team of physicians, nurses and health educators.
Highly Trained Nurses & Physicians
Our RN’s are on duty 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to provide care and support for new mothers and their infants. Nurses are trained in advanced cardiac life support as well as neonatal resuscitation. And with a low nurse to patient ratio, there is more time for individual instruction and care.
Wise Health System is proud to be a Center of Excellence in Women’s Services and have board certified physicians who specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Our OB/GYN’S are specially trained in all areas of pregnancy and postpartum, including: preconception health, labor and childbirth, genetics, and genetic counseling.
Our Pediatric Hospitalist Program
Having a baby is one of the most joyous experiences in life. But despite your best efforts in planning, there are aspects of childbirth that are out of your control. If you have to have an emergency caesarean section or are a high-risk delivery, knowing you have the services of a pediatric hospitalist available can bring a little extra comfort. Wise Health System is the only hospital in our area that offers a pediatric hospitalist program.
What is a pediatric hospitalist?
A pediatric hospitalist is a board-certified pediatrician, located in the hospital, who cares for hospitalized children. From labor and delivery to the emergency department, hospitals with a pediatric hospitalist on staff can provide care for children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Being located in the hospital, they are able to provide more timely care and are able to consult with a patient’s family more efficiently.
Pediatric hospitalists work with your pediatrician and other specialists to care for your child to provide high-quality care day or night.
Expecting the unexpected can help to prepare you, should your child face a stay in the hospital. Knowing you have someone dedicated to your child’s care 24/7 can bring peace of mind in a troubling situation.
Level IIA Designated Nursery
Wise Health System is the only American Academy of Pediatrics designated Level IIA Nursery in the region. This designation means that our nurses are trained to care for infants with moderate risk of serious complications related to immaturity, illness, and/or their management and have the ability to provide assisted ventilation for infants with respiratory problems. This means that your baby can remain at Wise Health System instead of being transported to another facility should the need arise.
Newborn Hearing Screening
According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 12,000 babies are born with a hearing impairment each year in the United States. And according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the treatment for these infants with hearing loss has the best results when the loss is identified and intervention begins before the child reaches six months of age.
Texas has one of the largest newborn hearing screening programs in the country and is continually ranked as one of the best. As part of this program, Wise Health System has earned a Distinguished Certification for Newborn Hearing Screening by the Texas Department of State Health Services
The program sets and measures performance standards for all Texas hospital-based hearing screening programs for newborns. The goal is to detect hearing loss in newborns as soon as possible and provide direction to prevent delays in communication and cognitive skill development.