Guadalupe Regional Medical Center Achieves Level II Maternal Care Designation

The Birthing Center at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center has been recognized by the Texas Department of State Health Services with a Level II Maternal Care designation. A Level II designation is awarded to facilities that provide a commitment to excellence that exceed the minimum hospital licensure requirements.

This recognition certifies that GRMC is not only equipped to provide care to low-and-moderate-risk pregnancies, but also more complex maternal medical conditions, obstetric complications, and fetal conditions. The Birthing Center at GRMC also has a sound plan for those patients needing to be transferred to a high-risk obstetric facility designated to safely provide a higher acuity of care.

“This designation is a great example of our daily commitment to our community, specifically our maternal patient population by providing safe, high-quality and evidence-based care”, says Lauren Riggs, BSN, RNC-OB, Director of Women’s Services at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center. “Nothing is more important to us than supporting the health and well-being of every mother and baby who comes through our doors. This designation is a testament to the quality of care we provide and to our commitment to always go above and beyond to serve our patients.”

To achieve this designation, GRMC is required to:
• Provide care for low-to-moderate-risk pregnancies and postpartum patients
• Have a highly trained nursing staff to care for women with complex maternal complications
• Access to a Board-Certified OB-GYN and an anesthesiologist at all times
• Equip Medical, Surgical, and ICU units with the ability to care for pregnant and postpartum women
• Be prepared at all times to initiate unexpected emergency procedures
• Provide access to a full range of medical and maternal subspecialties