Children’s Medical Center Plano Receives Epilepsy Designation

The National Association of Epilepsy Centers has given a Level 3 designation to the Epilepsy Center at Children’s Medical Center Plano. Level 3 is the second-highest designation, and recognizes that the facility provides advanced evaluation and treatment resources for pediatric epilepsy, a 5-bed epilepsy monitoring unit, around-the-clock electroencephalogram monitoring, and an onsite neuropsychologist. “I’m excited that the Epilepsy Center is able to offer advanced epilepsy care to more kids, and I’m proud to lead a team that offers the excellent care and expertise needed to achieve this designation,” said Dr. Daniel Gossett, medical director of the Epilepsy Center at Children’s Medical Center Plano via… Full Story

Five Local Hospitals Earn Leapfrog’s Top Hospital Honor

Five North Texas Hospitals made the Leapfrog Group’s list of Top Hospitals for safety and quality. Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Children’s Medical Center Plano, Medical City Denton, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, and Methodist Richardson Medical Center all made this year’s list. Leapfrog is a national watchdog organization that evaluates hospitals on patient care and safety. They recognized 118 hospitals children’s, general, teaching, and rural hospitals across the country. Hospitals report their performance through Leapfrog’s survey, which evaluates infection rates, maternity care, medication errors and other criteria. DFW Business Group on Health, a nonprofit representing employer purchases of healthcare, is Leapfrog… Full Story