DallasChild Magazine Voters Name Texas Health Plano 'Best Place to Have a Baby'
01/31/2014

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.

Sophie Anne Simmons was born at Texas Health Plano on Jan. 27. Her proud parents are Andrew and Taylor Simmons of Plano.
Sophie Anne Simmons was born at Texas Health Plano on Jan. 27. Her proud parents are Andrew and Taylor Simmons of Plano.

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:

  • 139 sets of twins
  • 10 sets of triplets
  • 1,919 girls
  • 1,987 boys
  • 494 assisted reproductive procedures
  • 438 admissions to the NICU
  • Most common names were Aiden, Ava, Caden, Emily, Emma, Ethan, Jackson, Liam, Lucas, Madelyn, Madison, Noah and Sophia.

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.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 366-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,300 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Plano.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.