Latest Medical Center Hospital Stories

2008-08-06 12:00:00

By Geoff Folsom, Odessa American, Texas Aug. 6--The Ector County Hospital District Board of Directors voted Tuesday to hire CompleteRx of Houston to manage Medical Center Hospital's pharmacy. The three-year contract will pay the company $72.27 per patient day, or an estimated $5.8 million a year, Peter Snell of CompleteRx said. In exchange, the company will provide MCH with prescription drugs, two pharmacists and a buyer. The deal will save MCH an estimated $465,000 annually, said...

2008-06-20 12:00:46

By Geoff Folsom, Odessa American, Texas Jun. 20--Though Medical Center Hospital may adopt a new way of accounting, officials vow it won't affect the benefits retirees receive. On a 2-1 vote, the Ector County Hospital District's Board of Directors' Audit Committee recommended adopting a new liability system. Judy Hayes and David Dunn voted for recommending the proposal to the full board at its July 1 meeting, while Abraham Torres opposed the change. The vote impacts hospital accounting...

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