PLANO, TEXAS, January 26, 2015 – Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano has been voted the “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Collin County by readers of DallasChild magazine for the fourth year in a row.
“Texas Health Plano is a great place to deliver your baby,” said Dr. Courtney Trylovich, OB-GYN physician on the medical staff at the hospital. “The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists states that outcomes are best when you deliver at a hospital. At Texas Health Plano we work to accommodate all types of birth plans, whether they are natural or medicated, and are prepared to handle high-risk pregnancies and deliveries with our highly-trained staff and level III NICU. And, I might add, I should know: I had both of my babies here!”
When it comes to having babies in Collin County, Texas Health Plano offers assisted reproductive technologies to help women get pregnant, high-risk pregnancy care, a level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and a host of services in between. The hospital also offers a wide array of classes to help prepare parents for the birth and support groups to help new moms once the baby is here.
"We are thrilled to be recognized by our patients — past and present — as the best place to have your baby in Collin County for the fourth year in a row," said Dawn Nichols, M.S.N., R.N., NEA-BC, director of women's and children's services at Texas Health Plano. "Providing our patients with a positive experience is always our top focus — from helping them start their family, pre- and post-natal care and beyond. It's an honor that our patients choose us to be a part of one of the most important days of their lives."
Helping couples conceive is also a focus for the hospital, and the assisted reproductive technology services, or ARTS, offers advanced care to help overcome infertility, a condition that affects 6.7 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Texas Health Plano ARTS program’s unaudited clinical pregnancy rates exceed the national average in every age group.
Texas Health Plano is also one of only eight hospitals in Texas designated “Baby Friendly” by the World Health Organization, an honor that recognizes a comprehensive approach to breastfeeding support. The hospital offers breastfeeding classes, a breastfeeding support group run by a lactation consultant, and A Mother’s Gift, a store that offers lactation consultations and sells breastfeeding and other newborn supplies.
In 2014, there were 3,890 babies born at Texas Health Plano, up from 3,776 in 2013. Other stats include:
- 117 sets of twins
- 6 sets of triplets
- 1,920 girls
- 1,970 boys
- 401 admissions to the NICU
- Most common names were Mason, Grant, Riley and Kinley
- With 344 births, October was the busiest birth month for the hospital
Both Texas Health Plano and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas were voted “Best Place to Have a Baby” by readers of DallasChild magazine. Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth also earned the title from readers of FortWorthChild magazine in Tarrant County for the 20th year in a row.
For more information about having a baby at Texas Health Plano, visit www.TexasHealth.org/Plano-Maternity.
About Texas Health Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 366-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,300 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Plano.
Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.
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