The National Rural Health Association has honored MCHD as a Top 20 National Critical Access Hospital in Quality for 2023. The unsolicited honor was based on the results of the Chartis Rural Health Performance index and its eight indices of performance.
MCHD EMS was named the EMS Agency of the Year in Texas for 2023 at the annual Texas EMS Alliance Conference.
Texas EMS Alliance officials send the nominations to a panel made up of people from EMS agencies around the state. Identifying information has been removed so that the people making the decision have no idea which agencies they are evaluating and voting for. The awards are open to any agency in Texas, whether from small towns or major cities.
"The fact that they looked at a small agency and chose us as the EMS of the year, it is a real honor." Said Steve Fuston, Director of EMS
Priyanka Patel, Internist, will join Dr. Ralph Apolinario at Moore County Internal Medicine beginning September 5th, 2023.
Originally from Houston, Texas she recently completed her residency at Leonard J. Chabert Hospital (Ochsner affiliate) in Houma, LA. She enjoys educating her patient’s on how to approach their acute or chronic health conditions and equipping them with the tools needed to live their healthiest lives.
Effective September 1st, 2023 the Patient Financial Services (Business Office) and Medical Records Departments will move back to the main campus after being relocated due to renovations.
Patients needing to pay a bill, request financial assistance, or get copies of medical records may now do so by visiting the main hospital located at 224 E 2nd St.
Though patients may enter through the main entrance, a dedicated entrance off of 1st street will be available specifically for these two services at the old ER entrance located off of 1st street across from A1 Auto Care/ Stidham Insurance.
Congratulations to Dr. Stephanie Diehlmann, who was appointed to serve a two-year term on the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Perinatal Advisory Council! In her capacity, Dr. Diehlmann will represent Moore County, MCHD, and rural providers’ perspectives on statewide obstetrical health issues.
This appointment places Dr. Diehlmann at the highest level of healthcare policy decision making within the State Department of Health and in a prime position to improve the quality of care for moms and babies across Texas!
Gasim Bella, Internist, has opened his new practice at Moore County Adult Medicine, providing Internal Medicine to adults aged 18 and up in the Moore County community.
Dr. Bella has provided care at both Moore County Hospital District in Dumas and Baptist Saint Anthony's in Amarillo.
Dr. Bella is currently accepting patients. For more information, visit the Moore County Adult Medicine website at the link below.
The MCHD Board of Directors met in Regular Session on Wednesday, November the 15th at 1:00pm in the Boardroom in the Administration Suite of the Hospital campus located at 224 E 2nd Street.
The MCHD Board of Directors voted on September 28, 2022 and approved a reduction of the tax rate from prior year from 0.246770/$100 of value in 2021 to 0.228680/$100 value in 2022. This was a 7.3% decrease in the tax rate from prior year.
Average Homestead taxable value increased from the prior year from 128,637 in 2021 to 143,228 in 2022, which was a 11.34% increase
Tax on average homestead increased from the prior year from 317 in 2021 to 327 in 2022, which was a 3.15% increase.
Total tax levy on all properties increased from prior year from 5,935,395 in 2021 to 6,871513 in 2022, which was a 15.77% increase.
Moore County Hospital District adopted a tax rate (0.228680/$100 value) that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year’s tax rate. the tax rate will effectively be raised by 15.42% and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $30.57.
The definition of Maintenance and Operations for the Hospital District include indigent and charity care. The recent construction and renovation was not funded by tax revenue.