Program Facilities

Parkland Memorial Hospital

More than 10,000 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 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.

Children’s Medical Center

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
    • Open at full capacity since July 1, 2013
    • 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)