We believe the health of a community extends far beyond hospital walls. And we are committed to leading our community to be the healthiest in Texas.
That's why we've teamed up with area healthcare partners to create Midland Health. Working together, we can make a profound and lasting impact on our community by improving the health of our people.
Leading healthcare for greater Midland.
Midland will be the healthiest community in Texas.
We tell the truth and honor commitments.
We innovate and embrace change.
We are careful stewards of our resources.
We overcome problems without complaining.
We exceed expectations through teamwork and partnerships.
We are West Texas friendly… treating all people with kindness and respect.
We care for the hearts and souls of our patients and visitors.
We see the human being first, then the medical condition.
We slow down and listen; true healing begins with empathy.
We honor diversity and promote the dignity of each individual.
We do our best to improve the health and well-being of our community.
We are continuous learners.
We create an environment that supports the healing process.
We care for ourselves so we are able to care for others.
We find joy in our work and have fun together.
In 1950, Midland Memorial Hospital, the only not-for-profit hospital in Midland County, Texas was established by prominent community leaders with one mission: "To make quality healthcare available to all residents of Midland County." Funds to build the hospital were donated by individuals, corporations and foundations as a nonprofit, community-based hospital, offering medical care to the west Texas community, regardless of their ability to pay.
The hospital opened its doors on July 11, 1950, as a community owned, 75-bed hospital, serving the nearly 22,000 people who resided in Midland County. The hospital was staffed with 78 employees and 26 physicians. The 58,694 square foot, state-of-the-art medical facility cost $1,372,000.
Over succeeding decades, Midland Memorial Hospital has changed dramatically to meet the needs of a dynamic community. In May 2009, Midland County residents approved a $115 million bond to build a new patient tower, which was combined with another $62.6 million in private donations and grants. It was the first $100 million bond issue approved by Midland voters.
On December 19, 2012, the hospital opened the new, nine-story, Dorothy and Clarence Scharbauer Jr Patient Tower, staying under the $177.6 million project budget.
The new tower consolidated several West Campus operations, such as the OB/GYN unit, into the main campus. The tower also features a number of new amenities for inpatients such as an interactive television system and a motorized patient lift in every room. The hospital is licensed for 474 beds and offers several innovative programs, including the Heart Institute, Total Joint Center, women’s and children’s health care services and various rehabilitation programs.
In August 1977, the Hospital District was formed and a modest tax levied to support only the care of indigent patients. Now, the Board of Directors of the Midland County Hospital District, elected by the voters, add their counsel and insight to the direction of the volunteer Boards of Trustees and Governors, in guiding the further development of Midland Memorial Hospital.
For over 70 years, we have maintained our pledge to deliver quality health care to the residents of Midland County and the surrounding region. Our staff, volunteers, facilities, and services reflect this commitment today. We are committed to providing the best possible care and service you and your family need.