John Peter Smith hospital NICU--looking for info

  1. Good morning. I posted this yesterday in the Texas forum, but have had no replies yet, so decided to cross-post it here. I'm interested in any info about the NICU at John Peter Smith hospital in Fort Worth; size, level, number and type of neo's, (easy to work with?), etc. Looking to possibly relocate to this area and am interested in the area NICU's.

    Thanks.
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   Krystljoy
    Ok, I'm not an RN yet but I have been to the NICU at JPS. It usually has around 15-20 babies, I think. They keep level II and level III, no level IV as far as I know. I'm not sure how easy/hard the neonates are to work with. You also might want to look into Harris Methodist, it is the Regional Referral hospital for neonates that need NICU services.
  4. by   TiffyRN
    JPS is the County hospital for Tarrant County and I believe they are a teaching hospital though I don't know if there are interns/residents in the NICU. Cook's Children's is across the street from us and also has a level 3/4 (they do nitrous and ECMO). Just letting you know the level 3+ units in Fort Worth; Also Baylor All Saints Hospital. All these hospitals are within blocks of each other in downtown Fort Worth in the "hospital district".
    Last edit by TiffyRN on Aug 21, '06
  5. by   directcare4me
    Thanks both of you, for your replies. TiffyRN, are you saying that JPS is a level 3/4, or just a 3? And about the neo's, (neonatologists)--do you know anything about them?

    Appreciate it guys.
  6. by   Gompers
    Just a little reminder...

    It's not wise to post about your place of employment on a public forum. If someone is asking about a hospital you have experience with, it's often best to private message them your response instead. With all the HIPAA laws out there now, the more anonymous you are, the better. Sometimes we come here to write about specific patients or coworkers, and having your hospital's name right there in black and white (even if the reader has to search back through your posts to find it) might someday get you into hot water!
    Last edit by Gompers on Aug 21, '06
  7. by   TiffyRN
    To my knowledge Cook's Children's is the only level 4 (if that's what you call a place that does ECMO and nitrous) in Fort Worth, the other hospitals I mentioned are level 3. I'm sorry but don't know anything about the neo's at JPS.
  8. by   directcare4me
    Thanks, TiffyRN, for the info. Appreciate it.
  9. by   RainDreamer
    I would call the nurse recruiter at that particular hospital and talk with them..... they could answer ALL those questions for you.

    The NICU I work in is considered a Level III and we do ECMO and Nitrous Oxide. So I'm not sure what has to take place for it to be considered a Level IV.
  10. by   NICU-RN
    If you PM me, I can give you some info!
  11. by   29forever
    JPS is a wonderful facility. I have worked there for most of my nursing career. I am now a traveler. The Neonatologist are extraordinary. They are approx. a 36 bed unit. They are a level 3 facility. You will receive a tremendous amount of experience and the staff is wonderful.
  12. by   darynash
    There is no Level IV in NICU per the Guidelines for Perinatal Care by the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Level III is divided into IIIa, IIIb, and IIIc. Hospitals like Cook's (surgery and specialists on staff) are Level IIIc. Harris and JPS are Level IIIb.

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