MCH partners with Encompass, MMH

Midland Memorial Hospital announced Thursday that Medical Center Hospital of Odessa has become a joint owner of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Midland Odessa, an 80-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that has served the Midland-Odessa region for 27 years. Medical Center Hospital of Odessa’s partnership became effective on July 1.

“We are pleased to partner with Medical Center Hospital of Odessa on our existing hospital in the Permian Basin,” Frank Brown, president of Encompass Health’s southwest region, said in a news release. “This tri-venture is a true representation of healthcare providers coming together for the benefit of the community. We’re proud of the great work we’ve accomplished with the team at Midland Memorial Hospital over the years and couldn’t be more excited to bring another leading healthcare provider into our partnership.”

Russell Meyers, chief executive officer and president of Midland Health, said they believe the health of the community extends far beyond hospital walls and that starts with key partners such as Encompass Health.

“Since 2016, our longstanding relationship has been a true benefit to our community and allowed for access to a continuum of care. We are proud to have Medical Center Hospital join in on the collaboration to expand the benefit in the Permian Basin,” Meyers said in the release.

MCH Chief Executive Officer and President Russell Tippin agreed that the care of its patients doesn’t stop when they leave the hospital “thus making this partnership with Encompass Health and Midland Memorial Hospital extremely important.”

“To have several partners in the region all working toward a goal of making sure the people of the Permian Basin are prioritized and cared for is a big step for our community. We are proud to be a part of this venture,” Tippin said in the release.

Complementing local acute care services, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Midland Odessa cares for patients recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries including strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions. The hospital provides physical, occupational and speech therapies that aim to restore functional ability and quality of life and 24-hour care by registered nurses, many of whom are certified in rehabilitation nursing.