DallasChild Magazine Voters Name Texas Health Plano 'Best Place to Have a Baby'|
PLANO, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano has been voted the “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Collin County by readers of DallasChild magazine for the third year in a row.
Plano residents Andrew and Taylor Simmons, who welcomed healthy baby Sophie Anne at Texas Health Plano on January 27, are not surprised the hospital earned the designation.
“I delivered our son here in 2012, and I wouldn’t have considered another location,” Taylor said. “The nurses are so attentive and sweet, I really felt pampered and special while I was here, like I was in a spa. They have been so compassionate and caring, and the amenities like the Mother’s Gift and the education classes are wonderful.”
“We are not surprised at all that they were voted the Best Place to Have a Baby, even the food here is good,” Andrew said. “Not something you expect to say about a hospital.”
When it comes to having babies in Collin County, Texas Health Plano offers assisted reproductive technologies to help women get pregnant, high-risk pregnancy care, a level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and a host of services in between. The hospital also offers a wide array of classes to help prepare parents for the birth and support groups to help new moms once the baby is here.
“We are very pleased to be named the best place to have a baby in Collin County for the third year in row,” said Dawn Nichols, R.N., M.S.N., NEA-BC, director of Women’s and Children’s Services at Texas Health Plano. “The entire healthcare team is dedicated to providing exceptional clinical care with an individualized human touch to produce a top-notch patient experience.”
Texas Health Plano also is one of seven hospitals in Texas designated “Baby Friendly” by the World Health Organization, an honor that recognizes a comprehensive approach to breastfeeding support. The hospital offers breastfeeding classes, a breastfeeding support group run by a lactation consultant, and A Mother’s Gift, a store that sells breastfeeding and other newborn supplies.
In 2013, there were 3,776 babies born at Texas Health Plano:
Both Texas Health Plano and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas were voted “Best Place to Have a Baby” by readers of DallasChild magazine. Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth also earned the title from readers of FortWorthChild magazine in Tarrant County.
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