March 01, 2021
Houston, TX – The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is proud to announce it has earned a Level IV Maternal Designation, the highest level of care designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Level IV maternal designated hospitals are equipped to provide comprehensive care for pregnant and postpartum patients with low-risk conditions to the most complex medical, surgical and/or obstetrical conditions that present a high risk. The designation confirms that patients have on-site access to a comprehensive range of medical and maternal subspecialists, such as OB/GYNs, maternal fetal medicine and critical care physicians, surgical specialists and behavioral health providers with expertise in caring for highly complex, critically ill or unstable maternal patients.
After two years of preparation and a meticulous review process, Texas EMS, Trauma and Acute Care Foundation (TETAF) and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) surveyed The Woman’s Hospital of Texas to ensure all designation requirements were met. Of the 98 designated maternal facilities in the state, only 18 have earned a Level IV Maternal Designation.
“As the birthplace of women’s healthcare in Houston, providing the highest level of comprehensive maternal care is our founding mission and infinite responsibility,” said Elizabeth Ortega, chief executive officer of The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. “The Level IV Maternal Designation was achieved through hard work, dedication and passion from our expert team. Our specialized nurses, board-certified physicians and supporting colleagues are committed to ensuring each woman receives the safe, quality care she deserves.”
In addition to the Level IV Maternal Designation, The Woman's Hospital of Texas is also designated as an Advanced Level IV Neonatal facility by the Texas Department of State and Health Services. The exemplary maternal and fetal care hospital also offers outstanding specialty services in breast health, imaging, pediatrics, and minimally-invasive surgery. It is a Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient in multiple categories and a 2020 Women’s Care Specialty Excellence Award recipient in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Labor and Delivery and Gynecologic Surgery.