ORMC earns Level III neonatal facility designation

Odessa Regional Medical Center recently announced the Texas Department of State Health Services has designated ORMC as a Level III Neonatal Facility (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) in Perinatal Care Region-J.

ORMC is one of 21 hospitals in Texas with a Level III Neonatal Designation and the highest designated facility between El Paso and Fort Worth, as well as San Antonio and Amarillo, an ORMS news release stated. The designation is valid for a three-year period.

“ORMC is honored to receive this designation which represents our commitment to providing the highest quality care to these fragile newborns,” ORMC President Stacey Brown said in a prepared statement. “We have always taken pride in our Neonatal services and strive every day to provide the best possible care to these special newborns through every step of their hospitalization.”

A Level III Neonatal Designated Facility must meet a list of requirements to be certified by the state. These requirements cover a number of areas including a Program Plan that requires strict adherence to standards of neonatal practice, quality improvement measures, and specific training, skill and competency of medical staff, and more, the release stated. A complete list of requirements can be found here.