When six El Paso hospitals launched NICU disaster drills this spring, they joined a small and elite group nationwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fewer than half of all hospitals with an emergency department have a disaster plan for children. So what did the BorderRAC exercise reveal? Among takeaways, the participating 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 >>
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is accepting applications for membership on the Perinatal Advisory Council. The council develops and recommends criteria for hospital designation levels of care capabilities for neonatal and maternal services. Council members serve 3-year terms. The council meets at least quarterly and needs representatives for the following: One physician specializing 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 >>
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 >>
HB 15, of the 83rd Texas legislative session, created a Perinatal Advisory Council charged with developing and recommending criteria for designating levels of neonatal and maternal care. The primary purpose being to improve neonatal and maternal outcomes in the state of Texas. The process includes making recommendations for specifying the minimum requirements needed to qualify More >>
Please join TETAF in welcoming Holly White, RN, BSN, CPN to the team as the Perinatal Project Manager. Holly has 18 years experience as a RN and has extensive background in neonatal and pediatric settings, as well as emergency nursing. She has experience working in both a major metropolitan area, as well as a rural hospital in West Texas. More >>