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Midland Health is a system of health care providers in Midland, Texas, with Midland Memorial Hospital at the center of the operations. Since 1950, Midland Memorial Hospital has exemplified excellence in patient care, medical education and community service. The mission and vision to lead health care for greater Midland and make Midland the healthiest community in Texas was established with the creation of Midland Health in 2014, expanding the health care footprint and impact through a coordinated system of providers.

As Midland Memorial Hospital, a not-for-profit entity, drives much of the work, the guiding principles behind Midland Health show a commitment to improving the community by reinvesting volunteered time and finances into the health of West Texas.

This expansion of services and philosophy has been evident in the progress the health system has undergone over the past few years. With their eyes focused on improving the health of the community, Midland Health embarked on a new journey in 2016 to better educate both employees and community members on the various lifestyle factors that have a tremendous impact on our health and wellness. This focus includes eating healthy food, exercising regularly, sleeping adequately and managing stress. This increased focus on lifestyle medicine led to the several new projects over the past few years, such as creating a community garden, transitioning to healthier foods in the hospital cafeteria, implementing a more comprehensive wellness program for Midland Heath employees and opening the Lifestyle Medicine Center at the West Campus facility in late 2017.

To approach health care from not only a reactive standpoint, but also a proactive and preventative stance, is very progressive in today’s health care climate and Midland Health has been recognized as a leader in this movement internationally. As ongoing planning initiatives continue for this pioneering health system, working toward making Midland the healthiest community in Texas will remain a key focus as current and future health care services are supported and considered.

Midland County ranked 29 out of the 244 counties in Texas for Health Outcomes in 2019 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The annual Community Health Ranking’s report is produced yearly as a program of the foundation, the largest philanthropic organization in the nation with a sole focus on health, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The data is collected through population health sources such as, the Center of Disease Control and National Center for Health Statistics. To view the full report for Midland County, visit www.countyhealthrankings.org.

In addition to approaching health care delivery from a holistic, body mind and spirit perspective, Midland Health continues to invest in the latest technology available to continue offering high quality, state-of-the-art, patient care.

The hospital features a nine-story patient tower, and the adjoining, 87,000-square-foot Nadine and Tom Craddick Medical Office Building provides easy patient access to a medical office facility housing a wide spectrum of specialists. The Craddick Medical Office Building is home to the Allison Cancer Center and a full-service medical imaging facility known as Diagnostic Imaging Associates.

Midland Health also partners with a wide variety of physician specialties and outpatient rehabilitation services available at the Legends Park medical office facility on Tradewinds Boulevard. This includes an adjacent ambulatory surgery facility known as Texas Surgical Center.

In 2018, Midland Health implemented Beacon, a new electronic medical records system to better serve our staff, patients and physicians. Exciting things are ahead for Midland Health, with the expansion and expected opening of its state-of-the art neonatal intensive care unit at the end of 2019.

AWARD-WINNING CARE
Midland Memorial Hospital receives many awards and acknowledgments each year for providing exceptional patient care. Some of the most recent and distinguished awards and recognitions include the Mission Lifeline Non-STEMI Silver Award from the American Heart Association, the Blue Distinct Award for excellence in Joint Care, Level II NICU designation by the Texas Department of State Health Services and a three-time Pathway to Excellence Award from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The hospital has also been certified as a Breast Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, the NICHE designation with an Acute Care for the Elderly Unit and one of only four Certified Quality Breast Centers of Excellence in Texas, as recognized by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program.

CULTURE OF OWNERSHIP
Among one of the most recognizable achievements by Midland Health over the past few years is a cultural transformation sparked by Values Coach CEO Joe Tye. This movement began with training all Midland Health employees over the course of two years to better recognize their own values and how they affect their professional and personal lives.

This initiative made such a meaningful impact on their own employee’s overall health, Midland Health began sharing the program and values project with the community. The health system truly believes that taking ownership of our own health and life and not blaming others for our problems or predicaments will be a key factor in making Midland the healthiest community in Texas.

To find out more about this project and the other exciting initiatives going on at Midland Health, visit
www.midlandhealth.org.