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MMH Establishes NICU Partnership Focused on Enhancing Neonatal Care

Posted On: 9/1/2022
Midland Memorial Hospital is excited to announce the Neonatal partnership with Pediatrix Medical Group, Covenant Children's Hospital and Cook Children's Health Care System.

"The alignment of quality health care organizations combines the services and compassionate care of MMH with the experience, specialty expertise and dedicated physicians to care for our tiniest patients," said Stephen Bowerman, President of Midland Health. "We see this as a key step in advancing neonatal care to the next level for greater Midland."

“We are excited this venture allows us to expand our valued partnership with Cook Children’s and renew our partnership with Covenant Children’s,” said Mike Dwyer, M.D., Market President for Pediatrix Medical Group. “For more than 20 years, we have collaborated to provide the highest quality neonatal care for the most vulnerable infants in West Texas. We look forward to extending these services to Midland to ensure families of critically-ill and preterm babies have access to the specialized care they need.”

The collaboration allows the community to maintain complete confidence in the quality of care for all infants needing NICU services at Midland Memorial Hospital and enhances access to a higher level of care if the need arises.

“Since 2018, Covenant Children’s and Cook Children’s have collaborated to provide the highest quality of care to families in West Texas,” said Rick W. Merrill, President and CEO of Cook Children’s Health Care System. “We are pleased that our unique partnership, which is built on the desire to improve the health of children, has been so successful and that we are able to expand it to serve the neonatal services needs of Midland Memorial.”

"The partnership between Cook Children’s and Covenant Children’s has benefitted our patients by providing them with exceptional quality cardiovascular and neurological care,” Covenant Children’s CEO Amy Thompson, M.D., said “Now we have been given the opportunity to expand that partnership by teaming up with Midland Memorial Hospital to provide the highest level of NICU services to families all over West Texas, while keeping them close to home. We are proud to see hospitals across the state coming together to provide the best health care services to Texas kids.”

The partnership will begin September 3, 2022. Our patients and families will not see an interruption in care.  


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