The maternal designation cycle in Texas officially ended on August 31, 2021. During this cycle, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) designated 223 maternal facilities. This is the culmination of conducting surveys and the review of survey reports of each facility since the maternal levels of care designation rule became effective on March 1, 2018.
During this process, DSHS implemented a more streamlined process to review maternal survey reports.
Texas Perinatal Services surveyed more than 80% of the maternal hospitals designated in Texas during this cycle.
"We are proud to work with so many hospitals across Texas that share our mission to ensure the best care for expecting mothers," Brenda Putz, TETAF vice president of operations, said. "We are honored to have an important role in this process, and to see firsthand during surveys how our hospital partners implement quality process improvement measures that ultimately make a difference in the health of an expecting mother."
Texas Perinatal Services continues its focus on maternal care through expert consultations that help hospitals be more successful during a designation survey and ultimately providing the best quality care to expecting mothers.