Posted on November 8, 2017
By: Wesley Burnett
A Growing Hub for Healthcare
Odessa possesses some of the best medical resources in the state of Texas. Over the last several years, Odessa has grown to be the healthcare hub for surrounding communities with state-of-the-art services and technology. The city is home to several major medical hospitals and medical facilities ranging from family care to specialized heart care centers. Medical Center Hospital (MCH) provides emergency air service to 17 surrounding communities in West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico.
Odessa Regional Medical Center (ORMC) serves Odessa and the Permian Basin, and offers comprehensive services including but not limited to: neonatal intensive care (NICU), high-risk obstetrics, maternal/child, cardiac, orthopedics, critical-care, and medical-surgical care. To ensure faster access to these services, ORMC features a state-of-the-art 10,000 square-foot helipad for accepting air-ambulance helicopter transports from throughout the region.
Equipped with highly skilled medical professionals and advanced technologies, ORMC and MCH are committed to providing high-quality, evidence-based care, in a friendly hospital environment.
Training & Educating for the Future
Odessa benefits greatly from its world-class medical facilities, but it also possesses educational resources that function distinctly to equip employees of those facilities. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Odessa College, and the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in Odessa offer two and four year programs in nursing, medicine, and vocational training, preparing students for medical employment.
Medical education centers in Odessa are dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare, medical education and research in the Permian Basin. In addition to several medical residency programs, TTUHSC also offers bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in many healthcare fields. Over the years, it’s no surprise Odessa has grown to be the healthcare hub for surrounding communities, providing state-of-the-art services and technology for the entire Permian Basin.