Medical City Arlington, formerly Medical Center Arlington, was recently recognized by the Texas Department of State Health Services for outstanding newborn screening performance. The hospital received the highest honor – Spotlight Recognition – among high volume facilities in the state of Texas. The award recognizes rapid and accurate newborn screening.
“We are extremely proud of our Women’s Services team for their dedication to outstanding patient care to new mothers and babies,” says Winston Borland, Medical City Arlington CEO. “Newborn screening is vital to identifying conditions early so that potentially life-saving treatment can begin quickly.”
According to the Texas Newborn Screening Laboratory, which collects more than 800,000 specimens annually, screenings help identify infants who may have one of 53 disorders or medical conditions. Finding and treating these disorders can prevent serious complications, such as growth problems, development delays, deafness, blindness, intellectual disabilities, seizures and sudden or early death.
Medical City Arlington delivers more than 4,300 babies each year. To accommodate growing need and the hospital’s commitment to women, a five story $60-million Women’s Hospital is currently under construction. The dedicated tower will include a total of 70 post-partum, ante partum and gynecology beds, future expansion to 23 labor and delivery suites, and a total of 35 beds in the Level III neo-natal intensive care unit.