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Accredidation 1Hospital Accreditation – The Joint Commission Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.

Quality is priority one at Medical Center Health System. It’s the foundation of every decision we make as we strive to provide outstanding care to every patient, every time.

We’re proud to share the many quality accreditations, certifications and achievements awarded to Medical Center Health System by the nation’s leading healthcare experts. We couldn’t achieve these results without the hard-working and dedicated employees and physicians who provide care at Medical Center Health System. They work as a team to provide the best care possible to you and your family.

We’re pleased to have strong, dedicated leadership for our over 350 medical staff members. Dr. Gregory Shipkey serves as the MCH Chief of Staff and Dr. Fernando Boccalandro serves as the Vice-Chief of Staff. In addition, last year MCHS named two physicians to serve the role of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Augusto Sepulveda, Chief Medical Officer, oversees outpatient services and Dr. Arun Mathews, Chief Medical Officer, oversees inpatient services.

Bariatric Services

When diet and exercise alone aren’t working, Medical Center Hospital Bariatric Surgery offers surgical options, including the sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery and the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band procedure. The MCH Bariatric Surgery program is the only program in the state of Texas that has received The Joint Commission Seal of Approval as a Certified Bariatric Surgery Center. It is also the only program in the Permian Basin accredited by the American College of Surgeons. The program is supported by a dedicated team to help patients through the bariatric surgery process. This team includes general surgeons, a bariatric surgery coordinator and a dietician.

Cancer Services

At Medical Center Hospital, patient care is not only innovative, but compassionate as well. MCH assists patients and their loved ones with treatment, support, education and expert care. In partnership with the West Texas Cancer Center, MCH reaches out to cancer patients throughout 17 counties in the Permian Basin. Services include in-patient chemotherapy, supportive cancer care, pain management and education, plus outpatient services as needed.

Stroke Services

Immediate treatment of stroke could mean the difference between life and death. The Medical Center Hospital Stroke Services program is focused on quick treatment for patients presenting with symptoms of a stroke, community education about the signs of a stroke and support for stroke survivors and caregivers. The MCH Stroke Services program is the only Gold Plus Get With the Guidelines program in the Permian Basin. It is also the only stroke program in the Permian Basin that has received the Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers from The
Joint Commission.

Diabetes Services

Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and affects a growing number of Permian Basin residents. The Medical Center Hospital Diabetes Center team of dieticians, diabetes educators and registered nurses help thousands of patients each year learn to control their diabetes by eating healthy, exercising and taking medicines correctly. The MCH Diabetes Center is one of only six diabetes centers in the state of Texas with Advanced Certification in Inpatient Diabetes from The Joint Commission. The American Diabetes Association has also recognized the program for meeting national standards for diabetes self management
and education.

Trauma Services

When the unexpected hits close to home, you have the best-in-class emergency care to depend on at Medical Center Hospital. As the only Level II Trauma Center in the Permian Basin, MCH is prepared to manage most any emergency. In 2015, MCH cared for 51,759 patients in the Emergency Department with a large number coming in as traumas. The Level II Trauma Designation means that MCH has board certified physicians and specialists on call and advanced support in the Emergency Department, Operating Room and Intensive Care Unit 24 hours a day, seven days a week. MCH is supported by advanced life support via air, 911 and long-distance transport.

Vascular Services

The MCH Vascular Services program has been named as one of the 50 best programs in America by Healthgrades. Supported by vascular surgeons and a dedicated team of surgical staff, the Vascular Surgery program moves quickly to identify and treat veins and arteries in patients’ arms, legs, head and stomach.

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