Cook Children’s Becomes First Level I Children’s Surgery Center in North Texas
As any parent knows, kids are not little adults. They have endless energy, huge imaginations and sometimes they require medical care specialized for their unique needs. For this reason, Cook Children’s has been dedicated to the health and healing of children in Fort Worth and surrounding areas for more than 100 years. Now, we’re excited to announce we are the only hospital in North Texas to be verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program (ACS CSV).
This verification means Cook Children’s has the best possible system in place for surgery in children. From our Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Level II Trauma Center, state of the art equipment and surgery rooms to advanced training in pediatric subspecialties, Cook Children’s has invested everything it takes to make its medical center in downtown Fort Worth, Texas the preeminent place for pediatric surgery.
“This recognition means families can be assured their children are in the best possible hands when they turn to Cook Children’s for surgical care,” said Eric Hubli, M.D., FACS, medical director of Children’s Surgery at Cook Children’s. “We are proud of the incredible surgical staff who work tirelessly to make Cook Children’s the best possible place to heal, and of our leadership team who continuously invests in us because they know every child’s life is sacred.”
To put this recognition in perspective, there are more than 200 children’s hospitals in the United States. Cook Children’s is one of an elite group of 22 that holds the distinction of being a Level I Children’s Surgery Center.
“Kids are not small adults,” said Dr. Hubli. “They have unique diseases and medical issues that can only be treated by specially-trained professionals.”
Cook Children’s has certified physicians and nurses in pediatric surgery and anesthesia available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, Cook Children’s Teddy Bear Transport team is dedicated to getting the most medically fragile children and neonates, often in need of surgery, to our award-winning medical center quickly and safely. All of this is part of the essential criteria that was observed and evaluated by the American College of Surgeons, leading to the verification as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center.
To read Cook Children's press release on the Level I Children’s Surgery Center verification, click here.
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