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Why is the percentage of Community Hospital Partner Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) babies that do not need a transfer to a higher level of care important?

Providing care to the right patient in the right place at the right time is at the heart of our mission. Most babies who are born at one of our Community Hospital Partners and need NICU care are able to stay in the hospital where they were born. This way, the babies are closer to home and closer to their families.


What does the percentage of babies admitted to Community Hospital Partner NICUs that remain in the hospital where they were born measure?

This is the percentage of babies who go to NICUs managed in partnership by community hospitals and Texas Children’s Hospital that do not get transferred to Texas Children’s Medical Center Campus for a higher level of care.  


What can you do as a patient?

  • When considering hospitals for the birth of your new baby, ask questions about what type of services are available if your baby needs special care.
  • Find out more about what to expect during your baby’s NICU stay at the March of Dimes website.
  • Read more about our Newborn Center, including how it is the first in the state to be designated as a Level IV NICU.