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  • Hospitals Experiencing Shortage of IV Fluids Nationwide

    Posted: 11/14/2017

    Midland Memorial Hospital, Odessa Regional Medical Center, and Medical Center Hospital are currently experiencing a shortage of IV fluids. One of the major IV fluid suppliers, Baxter, has three manufacturing sites that have been devastated by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and shut down. Other suppliers like B. Braun Medical and Pfizer are now experiencing the same shortage due to manufacturing interruptions and demand increase. This shortage is affecting hospitals nationwide, not just here in Midland/O...

  • Applications Now Open for Youth Health Service Corp.

    Posted: 09/01/2017

    Midland Memorial Hospital in collaboration with the Permian Basin Area Health Education Center and Midland College would like to extend an invitation to Midland County high school students to join the Youth Health Service Corp. (YHSC) volunteer program. The purpose of this program is to provide shadowing/observation experiences in the medical career field and to acquire knowledge about the aspects of working in a medically related field in a supportive, caring, and fun environment. Students are placed a...

  • Catastrophic Assistance Fund Pledges $5,000 to Assist Hurricane Victims

    Posted: 08/30/2017

    In 2004, Midland Memorial Hospital established a Catastrophic Assistance Fund (CAF). Since its inception, it has provided over $250,000 in assistance to employees who have experienced difficult circumstances. Although MMH provided the initial start-up gift, it is fully supported by donations from employees, fundraising events and generous community members. The CAF has pledged a $5,000 donation to the THA Hospital Employee Assistance Fund, a fund set up by the Texas Hospital Association to assist hospit...

  • Third Annual Wellness Tour This Week August 16-19th

    Posted: 08/14/2017

    Join us for the third annual Wellness Tour, taking place Wednesday, August 16th through Saturday, August 19th. This cross-city health and wellness weekend is produced in part by Midland Health, the City of Midland and Midland College.  Here is a brief overview of events: Burn calories with free workouts at local gyms and studios Free health screenings and health education at Midland Memorial Hospital and Coleman Clinic Back-to-school immunizations at the Midland Health Department Mom and Kiddos str...

  • Midland Memorial Hospital Introduces New Baby Box Program

    Posted: 07/25/2017

    Midland Memorial Hospital is proud to become one of the first hospitals in West Texas to be a designated Baby Box Co. distribution center. Baby Everly of Odessa, TX was the first baby at MMH to receive a Baby Box. The purpose of these boxes is to educate new parents on safe sleep practices and to provide infants with a safe sleep space in an effort to reduce SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Baby Boxes can be used for the baby's first five to six months of life and are to be placed either on the floo...

  • 2016 Annual Report

    Posted: 06/30/2017

    In 2015, we debuted the new Midland Health brand and logo, as well as our new mission, vision and core values. Since then, a few changes have been made and we are already seeing a positive impact on our county health ranking as a result. In 2016, we built a community garden to provide the community with an affordable way to grow fresh produce and promote healthy eating. Our garden was created as a template for other organizations to use and build more gardens across Midland. Plant-based meals are now av...

  • MCHD Police to Launch Teddy Bear Program

    Posted: 06/26/2017

    On July 1, the Midland County Hospital District Police Department (MCHD PD) will unveil their new teddy program. The program was created by Chief Kenny Taylor and Officer Johnny Valderaz when they saw a need for children who visit Midland Memorial Hospital as a patient or as a child who has witnessed a traumatic event. The bears are meant to comfort the children during their time of distress. The teddy bears will also be carried in the hospital police vehicles of the officers for situations that may ari...

  • Critical Care Unit Receives AACN Beacon Award of Excellence

    Posted: 06/14/2017

    Our Critical Care Unit recently traveled to Houston, Texas to accept their new Silver Beacon Award for Excellence, given by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. The Beacon Award for Excellence can be given to any hospital unit where patients receive their principal nursing care after hospital admission. This award sets the standard for excellence in patient care environments by collecting and utilizing evidence-based information to improve patient outcomes and patient and staff satisfaction...

  • Breast Center Receives NAPBC Accreditation

    Posted: 03/15/2017

    The Breast Center, formerly known as Allison Women's Imaging, has been granted a three-year full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by t...

  • Introducing Our New Blog

    Posted: 03/13/2017

    We are pleased to introduce the launch of our new healthcare blog . The blog will be updated biweekly with articles written by Midland Health nurses, staff and physicians covering various health topics. There is a lot of medical content on the internet these days, but it’s difficult to know which sources to trust. We promise to only publish articles that are accurate and up-to-date on topics like dermatology, heart health, joint care and orthopedics, overall health and wellness, pregnancy and childbirth...