During the 87th Texas Legislative session Four Price filed HR 1887 in the Texas House, a bill commending the staff of the Moore County Hospital District (MCHD) for their service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The text of the bill praised the entire MCHD team for working together and providing medical care to patients and to the community at large under extremely physically and mentally exhausting circumstances.
State Representative Four Price told the Moore County Journal “I’ve always maintained the highest regard for the leadership and staff of the Moore County Hospital District. Working closely with them throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, my admiration only grew stronger. From day one, they demonstrated tremendous compassion, resourcefulness, foresight and dedication. My staff and I stay in close contact with CEO Jeff Turner and extend our collective gratitude for the quality of care that Moore County Hospital District provides to the community. HR 1887 is an expression of thanks and high regard for the outstanding service provided to the people of Moore County and the greater Texas Panhandle region.”
The resolution states “…That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas Legislature hereby commend the physicians, nurses, and entire frontline personnel, including the support staff and administration, of the Moore County Hospital District for their outstanding, noble, and heroic service to the people of Moore County and the greater Texas Panhandle region…”
The Moore County Hospital District was established in 1948 as Memorial Hospital and has since grown to more than 300 employees. MCHD opened their new patient care addition in January.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 13, 2020, Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state-wide emergency and MCHD took immediate action on the same day by locking down facilities to protect nursing home residents.
On March 30th, 2020 MCHD reported the first case of COVID-19 in Moore County. MCHD kept the community informed with regular updates through May of 2020 at which time the state health department took the lead in releasing official totals for the virus outbreak.
An official copy of the resolution will be prepared for the staff of MCHD as an expression of high regard by the Texas House of Representatives.