Seton Medical Center Austin featured in TLC reality show


Seton quintuplets show Hodges Half Dozen premieres tonight on TLC

It’s premiere night for a stellar performance by Seton Medical Center Austin‘s labor and delivery and NICU experts.

On March 24, Liz Hodges of Temple, TX, gave birth to quintuplets – Teagan, Connell, Liam, Nolan and Dillion. Hodges, her husband Daniel, two-year old son Rowan and his five new siblings star in the new TLC reality show Hodges Half Dozen, which kicks off Tuesday, November 7, on TLC at 9 p.m. CST.

“It’s because of our exceptional team of clinical excellence that we got to experience such an amazing event,” said Ingrid Bales, MSN, RN, SMCA NICU nurse manager. “It was an honor that we had the opportunity to care for these babies, and that the family chose us to help bring them into this world,” she said. Seton is part of Ascension, the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system.

The high-risk delivery, which took place three months before the babies were full-term, was led by perinatologists David Berry, MD, and Nancy Binford, MD, and supported by Seton NICU and labor and delivery teams comprised of 50 SMCA clinicians – a true team effort.

TLC’s production crew followed the Hodges for four months afterward in the NICU where the infants learned to eat and grew strong enough to go home, under the watchful eyes of neonatologists John Loyd, MD, and Molly Pont, MD, among other providers and NICU nurses.

The quints’ delivery and time spent in the NICU is expected to be featured in the first three episodes of the show, according to TLC.

Thank you to all of the members of the Seton family who cared for these tiny patients.