Women & Infants Specialty Health (WISH)

Parkland’s Women & Infants Specialty Health team offers a range of health services, specializing in women’s healthcare at every stage of life. This comprehensive approach to care includes 10 women's health centers and six OB-GYN specialty clinics located throughout Dallas County.

For Magda Jimenez, it was a life and death situation when she was admitted to Parkland for preeclampsia, only 29 weeks along in her pregnancy. At 33 weeks gestation, her son, Fernando, was born and rushed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where nurses supported not only the physical needs of the newborn but also the emotional needs of his family. Today, both Magda and Fernando are at home, healthy and thriving.

The Reality

  • The number of visits to Parkland's women’s health centers increased from 19,453 in 2015 to 21,245 in 2016.
    52% of the visits were for prenatal care.
  • Since August 2015, Parkland’s delivery volume has increased by 18 percent and continues to rise.
  • Each day, on average, Parkland delivers 33 babies and treats 67 babies in its NICU.
  • OB-GYN Emergency Services visits were up by 9.2 percent from 2015 to 2016. 

The Solution

Parkland’s Women’s Health Centers and specialty clinics were created with the understanding that a woman’s health care needs change throughout her lifetime. From family planning, pregnancy and prenatal care to menopause and beyond, Parkland is dedicated to the well-being of women of all ages.

The WISH tower at Parkland has 18 triage rooms, 44 private labor and delivery rooms, 36 antepartum and 108 postpartum private patient rooms and 96 private NICU rooms. Nine state-of-the-art obstetrics specialty surgical suites, including an operating room designed specifically for multiple births with a special neonatal resuscitation room, ensure the highest possible level of care for each delivery. All patient care rooms were designed to support Parkland’s focus on providing the best start in life for newborns in partnership with their families. 

You Can Help!

Our mission to provide compassionate, comprehensive women’s health care is essential to keeping Dallas healthy. 

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