History

About Midwest Regional Medical Center

Midwest Regional Medical Center, located in Midwest City on the eastern edge of Oklahoma City, provides comprehensive medical care from diagnosis to treatment for a full range of illnesses, injuries, and disorders. With nearly 300 primary care specialty physicians on the medical staff, services are provided through hospital divisions such as the Oklahoma Regional Heart Pavilion, Midwest Mental Health, Midwest Rehab/Sports Medicine, Diagnostic Imaging Center and Renaissance Women’s Center of Midwest City.

Established in 1962

Established in 1962 as a community hospital, the now 255-bed acute care facility is owned and operated by Health Management Associates, Inc. (HMA). In 1999, Midwest Regional was the first metro hospital to meet the requirements to be recognized as a Certified Level III Trauma Center by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The 1,400 plus employees served 13,600 admitted patients in 2001 and over 46,000 emergency room visitors.

Midwest Regional takes pride in offering top-quality care in a friendly, “community hospital” atmosphere. It is our highly skilled physicians, nurses and technologists that allow us to offer specialized services that can be found in larger hospitals in the metro area. Midwest Regional is partially owned by physicians.

1962
The City of Midwest City completed construction of Midwest City Memorial Hospital, a 70-bed hospital that would serve the needs of its community. A small group of general practice physicians committed to Midwest City became charter members of the medical staff.

1964
The second phase increased the hospital capacity to 110 beds at a cost of $465,000.

1971
The third phase was completed in May, bringing the capacity to 178 beds.

1977
The fourth phase added approximately 20,000 square feet. Five surgery suites were added, and the pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, respiratory care and sterile supply were expanded and remodeled.

1986
In the fifth phase of construction, a four-story tower was added. The Mulinix Tower was named after the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, William D. Mulinix, who served as the hospital’s chief administrator from 1962 to 1990.

1988
The name of the hospital was changed to Midwest City Regional Hospital in hopes it would reflect its dedication to service the entire Eastern Oklahoma County areas.

1993
Two more floors were added to the tower, bringing the total bed count to 206.

1995
The Renaissance Women’s Center became the first off-site women’s center constructed in Oklahoma. The center features 12 birthing suites, two operating suites and OB/GYN practices office on the second floor.

1996
Midwest City’s City Council agrees to lease the hospital to Health Management Associates, Inc. for $60 million. The City leaders who still make up the Midwest City Memorial Hospital Authority use the interest from the $60 million to award grants to local organizations.

1997
Oklahoma Regional Heart Pavilion expands adding a second cath lab and technology and staffing to provide echocardiograpy and intravascular ultrasound.

1998
Dr. Scott Robertson, neurosurgeon, joins the medical staff. Thirty-three more inpatient beds are added to handle the recovery of surgical patients who undergo procedures on the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves.

  • Diagnostic Imaging expands by updating mammography equipment, installing a new MRI, and adding stereotactic breast biopsy technology.
  • The medical staff has expanded to nearly 300 active and courtesy physicians.

1999
The emergency department was relocated and expanded to 25,000 square feet. The new ED features 32 private treatment areas and 10 fast track rooms.

Included in the new construction is a 5,000 square foot Breast Care Center. The center offers a special waiting area, private mammography suites and a special procedures room.

2000
First hospital in the metro area to be recognized as a Level III Trauma Center by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

2001
Oklahoma Regional Heart Pavilion expands to add a third cath lab.

2002
The Oklahoma Regional Heart Pavilion expands by adding 20-monitored telemetry beds to the 3M unit, bringing the total bed count for cardiac patients to 38. Also added to this wing is a new 8-bed cardiac catheterization recovery area.

2003
The hospital added interactive healthcare facilities to its broad range of services. Now quality healthcare is accessible online. 
The Breast Care Center is the first metro area hospital to offer ImageChecker. This new technology offers greatly improved diagnostic capabilities for radiologists working to find abnormalities within the breasts.

2005
First hospital in the OKC metro area to have a robotic surgical system, giving physicians more precision and dexterity and giving patients less pain, less chance for infection and faster recovery.

Midwest Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in the Oklahoma City metro area to offer robotic surgical technology to patients with prostate cancer and heart disease. The da Vinci® Surgical System incorporates the latest advances in robotics and computer technology and provides physicians with a sophisticated new surgical tool.

2006
First hospital in the OKC metro with a 64-slice CT imaging system, the fastest multi-slice scanner in the metro area, offering the clearest 3-D images previously not attainable, and changing how physicians diagnose heart disease, stroke and chest pains.

Two Regional physicians add new “firsts” to the high-tech healthcare of Midwest Regional Medical Center. In July, Dr. James Mays, Urologist, performed the first robotic Nephrectomy (kidney removal) in our multi-state region, and in August, heart surgeon Dr. Fayyaz Hashmi performed the state’s first robotic Mitral Valve Repair.

2007
Renaissance Women's Center is remodeled with a warm, elegant color scheme including new furniture, flooring and decor and new flat panel televisions in each of the 12 birthing suites.

2009
Abbas Toughanipour, M.D., cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, is the first to perform a robotic-assisted lobectomy (lung lobe removal) procedure in our multi-state region. 

2010
Two floor were added to the medical center increasing patient rooms by 66.  The 7th floor is the new home of the Oklahoma Regional Heart Institute, the cardiac floor for the medical center; and the 8th floor is dedicated to medical/surgical patients.