PAMPA, TX (KFDA) - The Pampa Regional Medical Center has recently been noticed for their excellence in maternity care by Blue Cross Blue Shield.
The recognition in maternity care is something CEO Brad Morse says is a big deal for Pampa and the hospital.
"It's just nice to know a hospital close to home has that kind of distinction," said Morse.
Some say its even more impressive because the hospital was on the verge of closing only a few years ago.
"This hospital was almost dead, it had four patients in it when we got here and no body was putting money into it," said Morse.
Morse and his company, Prime Health Care, purchased the hospital in 2012 and vowed to upgrade the facility. Since then, he's upgraded the ICU and brought in specialty doctors who are competing with the highest care available in the Panhandle.
"We had other procedures that were effective in treating pelvic relaxation," said OBGYN Shawn Gorden. "So, from a gynecologic stand point I don't know that there are two many other folks in the Panhandle that are doing that type of surgery and we're working on developing that as a program."
Gorden says bringing medical care stability to the eastern part of the Panhandle continues to be a number one goal for the hospital.
"They're completely devoted to bringing a new level of care to the Panhandle," said Gorden.
The hospital is planning to upgrade its laboratories, emergency room, and pharmacy this year.