Parkland Memorial Hospital
More than 12,000 deliveries per year, predominantly inborn population:
- Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery: 90 beds – Approximately 1,100-1,300 admissions yearly.
- Intensive Care: 25 beds
- Intermediate Care: 40 beds
- Convalescent Care: 25 beds
- Delivery Room: Myra Wyckoff, M.D., an internationally acclaimed physician in neonatal resuscitation research, directs a very unique resuscitation rotation, which includes exposure to a computerized patient simulator, participation in resuscitation research, review of the literature, and attendance at high-risk deliveries.
- Term/Near-term Newborn Nursery, which admits all neonates >2100gm birth weight and >34 wks gestational age Newborn Nursery.
Children’s Medical Center Dallas
A tertiary referral center for North Texas, which encompasses more than 100,000 births:
- Low-Birth-Weight Follow-Up Clinic: Staffed by two pediatric nurse practitioners, one physician assistant, and one follow-up physician providing primary care to 90 percent of extremely low-birth weight infants born at Parkland; up to three years as needed.
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Referral unit to which infants are transferred by the Children’s Neonatal Transport Team via land and air transport from North Texas and neighboring States:
- Opened March 2007, staffed by neonatologists and NNPs
- A new unit with 36-bed capacity opened in a new building in 2009
- Current number of open beds is 30, last expanded in November 2011, and we plan to open to full capacity of 36 beds in the next 12 months
- Fellows participate in selected neonatal transports
- Cardiovascular Unit: Staffed by the intensive care attendings, pediatric nurse practitioners, and fellows in intensive care pediatrics. This unit has 325 pump cases per year and another 150 non-pump cases per year. Fellows in neonatal-perinatal medicine are exposed to pre- and postoperative care.
- Exposure to cardiac surgery (approximately 25 infants per rotation)