• July 11, 2020

Odessa American: Ector County Hospital District

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Ector County Hospital District

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MCH voluntarily downgrades to Level III

Medical Center Hospital will voluntarily downgrade from a Level II trauma center to a Level III on Monday, CEO Russell Tippin said Friday.

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Judge shutters the EOC

During a virtual hospital briefing Tuesday, Odessa Mayor David Turner said that Ector County Judge Debi Hays decided to shut down the Emergency Operations Center as a working group on Monday.

6:18 pm | See more

MCH trying plasma to treat COVID-19 patients

Medical Center Hospital is using plasma from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 to treat patients with the disease.

10:59 am | See more

MCH creates phone line for health screening

Medical Center Health System is creating a phone line for patients to call for health screenings when presenting signs for COVID-19 that will go live on Monday. 

3:22 pm | See more

No cases found locally so far

As of Thursday afternoon, no cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Ector County and the county’s top health official urged those who are ill to contact their physician.

7:15 pm | See more

Tippin: It's just a matter of time

Medical Center Hospital was the site of a meeting between city, education and health officials to discuss preparations for coronavirus protocol and how to relay accurate information to Odessans about the virus.

4:39 pm | See more

Free STD clinics set to start in December

A group of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center physicians, residents and medical students will begin offering a free sexually transmitted disease clinic starting Dec. 7.

7:00 am | See more

Odessa physician receives leadership award

THE WOODLANDS Dr. Ikemefuna “Ike” Okwuwa, of Odessa, was awarded the Texas Academy of Family Physicians Special Constituency Leadership Award during TAFP’s Annual Session and Primary Care Summit in The Woodlands on Nov. 9.

1:37 pm | See more

Premature births are common

Medical Center Hospital neonatal nurse practitioner Amanda Hughes says there are more premature births here than people realize and the hospital, Children’s Miracle Network and March of Dimes are working to make sure people know that.

11:30 am | See more


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