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Caring for Your Child Close to Home

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano offers a wide range of medical and surgical services for infants, children and adolescents. Whether you need a back-to-school physical for your child or advice about newborn care for a sick child, pediatricians on the medical staff can support you and meet your children’s needs close to home.

The 22-bed de Milleville Pediatric Unit is unique and offers comfortable, homelike furnishings. Texas Health Plano also offers on-staff pediatricians 24 hours a day to coordinate care for your child while in the hospital. A child life specialist who is specially trained in caring for children during an inpatient stay is available as well.

If you are planning to have a baby, you owe it to yourself and your family to discover the Margot Perot Center for Women and Infants at Texas Health Plano. For many women in the area, it is simply the place to give birth, with a well-known reputation for excellence in obstetrics and neonatal care.

The hospital offers a full continuum of care for both women and their babies. This level of dedication is the focal point of a multifaceted health care effort that includes services such as reproductive health, obstetrics, childbirth education and highly specialized neonatal care.

These services and the center dedicated to them distinguish Texas Health Plano as a place of caring for women and their babies. It is this commitment to you and your baby that continues to make us the leading hospital in Plano for childbirth.

“We encourage families to have their birth experiences the way they choose — naturally or medically assisted,” says Tracy Morgan, director of Women and Infants Services at Texas Health Plano. “Our family-centered care keeps mother and baby together as much as possible. We urge mothers to request that their nurses place their infants with them soon after delivery to help their babies adjust to the new outside world.”

The combination of facilities and amenities at the Margot Perot Center is unique. The center offers an inpatient unit dedicated solely to caring for women experiencing high-risk pregnancies. This unit provides homelike rooms with amenities such as personal refrigerators, flat-panel televisions with DVD players and furnishings for hospital stays that may be longer than expected. The center’s Labor-Delivery-Recovery (LDR) rooms allow the entire birth process to occur in one attractive, homelike setting, with high-tech medical assistance close by in case an emergency should arise. Newly renovated postpartum rooms offer a comfortable place for mothers to bond with the new additions to their families.

The Margot Perot Center also has a 45-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which offers some of the most advanced technology available. Board-certified neonatologists on the medical staff care for premature infants and other newborns with special needs.

As you prepare for your little one’s birth, Texas Health Plano offers educational classes designed to help you and your family experience a healthy and positive pregnancy. The hospital also offers a specialty boutique called A Mother’s Gift, which provides outpatient lactation consultations, as well as necessities and gifts for new mothers. (Spring 2009)

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