ODESSA, Texas — Victims of the August 31 mass shooting are getting a little extra help from the Medical Center Health System.

The Ector County Hospital District’s Board of Directors approved absorbing all hospital charges for direct victims of the mass shooting. 

The approval was given at their monthly board meeting on Tuesday, November 5, after a recommendation by MCHS President and CEO Russell Tippin. 

MCHS treated 14 total patients directly related to the August 31 shootings.

The ing community comes together to raise money for Extra Life Gaming Marathon is this Saturday, November 2. The gam... Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Local gamer, David Lasater, has raised more than $13,000 for CMN at Medical Center Health System the past few years. He hopes to raise more than $10,000 this year.

Any charges not covered by the victims’ insurance will be absorbed by MCHS. Those victims will not have to pay anything for the care they received. 

“The MCHS Board of Directors wanted to make sure that none of the victims experience any medical financial burdens from this horrible situation,” said MCHS President & CEO, Russell Tippin. “MCHS is a partner with our community and we want the victims to know we care about them and pray for their continued recovery.”


Hearing of the House Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety to take place

We will never forget | Those impacted by Fort Hood mass shooting share their stories of tragedy, love, triumph 10 years later