One Texas hospital wasted no time getting its maternal care verification survey process underway this summer. The Texas Perinatal Services team recently returned from El Paso, where surveyors spent two days onsite at the Level IV facility. In addition to Vice President of Operations Brenda Putz and Perinatal Program Manager Carla Rider, the survey team More >>
Our Texas Perinatal Services Program Manager Carla Rider, DNP, MSN, MBA, RNS-LRN, has been asked to present at the prestigious AWHONN conference August 9-11 in Corpus Christi. This year’s conference offers the latest in women’s health, obstetric and neonatal nursing by experts in the field. Look for Carla Saturday during Concurrent Session V as she More >>
Since the state issued its hospital maternal care designation rules last spring, the Texas Perinatal Services team has been busy fielding calls and providing information to hospitals and Regional Advisory Councils around the state. It’s clear there are lots of questions! To help clarify the rules and survey process, and help hospitals prepare, the Texas More >>
Across Texas, rural hospitals are facing a difficult decision: Whether to continue delivering babies as the number of births falls and the cost of providing the service rises. BY MARISSA EVANS JAN. 17, 2018 Letha Stokes has a “very, very heavy heart” since Medical Arts Hospital ended its labor and delivery services on Dec. 6. The hospital More >>
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017, began like any typical day for the staff of Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi – meeting notices and cafeteria menu changes were sent out via email, patients were cared for, staff came and went as scheduled. People along the Texas coast had been watching a tropical depression that had recently More >>
The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has recently shared draft maternal designation rules for stakeholder review. Questions and comments should be addressed to: Jewell Potter Neonatal Program Specialist Office of EMS and Trauma Systems Coordination Division of Regulatory Services (512) 834-6700 ext.2166 email@example.com
On Thursday, September 15, TETAF joined with others around the country to celebrate National Neonatal Nurses Day. We are grateful to all the nurses who work tirelessly to help the tiniest Texans. Thank you for all you do!
Perinatal Advisory Council (PAC) meeting dates for the remainder of 2016 have been announced. All meetings will take place at the Health & Human Services Brown-Heatly Building in Austin. Meeting #3 – May 2, 2016 Meeting #4 – Sept. 20, 2016 Meeting #5 – Oct. 25, 2016 Meeting #6 – Nov. 28, 2016 All meetings are webcast and an More >>