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ORMC Welcomes New Vascular Surgeon

October 7, 2020

Odessa Regional Medical Center and Steward Medical Group are pleased to welcome vascular surgeon, Dr. Hao M. Wu, MD, FACS, RPVI. Dr. Wu treats a wide spectrum of vascular diseases using minimally invasive endovascular and traditional surgical approaches. He specializes in medical and surgical care for those with routine and complex vascular diseases including DVT, aortic aneurysms, carotid disease...

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Odessa Regional Medical Center is open for Elective Procedures and All Other Medical Needs

September 18, 2020

September 18, 2020 - Yesterday, Governor Abbott announced the easing of statewide restrictions on elective procedures, effective immediately. This is good news for patients who had to postpone certain medical procedures due to these precautions. From serious conditions to aches and pains, the health care needs of the Permian Basin community did not stop. Now is the time for individuals and familie...

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Odessa Regional Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades Labor and Delivery and Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™

August 27, 2020

Odessa Regional Medical Center announced today that it is a recipient of Healthgrades 2020 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ and the 2020 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award.™ This distinction places Odessa Regional Medical Center in the top 5% of all hospitals evaluated and recognizes the exceptional care of mothers during and after labor and delivery as well as care of women undergoing...

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Odessa Regional Medical Center Announces the Birth of All-Girl Quintuplets

August 18, 2020

Heather and Priscilla Rodriguez gave the world a big high five on Thursday, August 13, with the birth the first set of quintuplets in the West Texas region. The quints – all fraternal girls – Hadley, Reagan, Zariah, Zylah and Jocelyn - were delivered via C-section by Dr. Leela S. Pill, MD, FACOG at Odessa Regional Medical Center (ORMC). The babies are doing well in ORMC’s neonatal intensive care u...

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Odessa Regional Medical Center (ORMC) receives Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award

August 10, 2020

Odessa Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. ORMC ea...

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Steward Medical Group Now Offering COVID-19 Virus Antibody Testing

May 20, 2020

Blood test will identify if an individual has had a past COVID-19 infection (WATERTOWN, MA- May 21st, 2020) – For individuals wondering if they had the COVID-19 virus but did not know it at the time, the answer to that question is a simple blood test away. Steward Medical Group primary care offices, in partnership with onsite laboratories, are now offering antibody tests that can determine if a pe...

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Is Fear of COVID-19 Keeping Stroke and Heart Attack Patients from Seeking Care?

May 5, 2020

Due to the widespread threat of the coronavirus COVID-19, many patients who need life-saving care may not be seeking the help they need when every minute counts. If you are experiencing symptoms of stroke or heart attack, you are encouraged to call 911 or have someone bring you to the nearest emergency room. May is stroke awareness month, and recognizing signs and symptoms of a stroke can help sav...

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Odessa Regional Medical Center (ORMC) to Resume Elective Procedures and Surgeries for the Permian Basin

April 24, 2020

ORMC to Ensure Safe, Secure Access to Care Amid COVID-19 Pandemic Odessa Regional Medical Center (ORMC), a Steward Family hospital, has resumed offering elective health care procedures previously delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, as of April 22, 2020. As part of its “Safe & Ready” program, ORMC has taken additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive high-quality, compass...

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ORMC Launches “Shine on Health Care Heroes” Campaign to Thank Permian Basin Health Workers

April 21, 2020

ORMC Asks Local Businesses, Patients and Residents to Join in Hanging Lights at Home to Brighten Workers’ Spirits Odessa Regional Medical Center, a Steward Family hospital, today announced the launch of its “Shine on Health Care Heroes” campaign, an effort to enlist patients, residents, and local business partners in applauding health care workers both in the Permian Basin and across the country f...

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MCH, ORMC Teaming Up to Test All Patients, Staff at Madison Medical Resort

April 17, 2020

Medical Center Hospital and Odessa Regional Medical Center are collaborating to test all patients and staff at Madison Medical Resort in Odessa. This comes after a patient from the Resort was brought to MCH this week and tested positive for COVID-19. MCH will be testing all Madison staff at the 42nd Street Urgent Care, while ORMC is testing all patients at the facility. The two hospitals will com...

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ORMC Nurses respond to call for help in Boston

April 10, 2020

Five ORMC nurses bravely volunteered to travel to Boston, Massachusetts on Friday afternoon to help other Steward Health Care hospitals that are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. A sendoff will take place at the Midland International Airport on April 10 at 1 pm. “Our community has managed through this pandemic very well,” said Jami Chapman, Director of Medical and Surgery Services at...

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Steward Medical Group Launches Telehealth to Expand Access to Care for Patients Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

April 1, 2020

Steward Health Care today announced the implementation of telehealth visits, including the use of Microsoft Teams and FaceTime appointments with Steward Medical Group providers, to expand access to care in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 and give patients peace of mind that they can receive the medical care they need without having to go to the doctor’s office. The telehealth video visits – c...

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Odessa Regional Medical Center Announces OB/GYN Hospitalist Program

March 31, 2020

As part of our overall commitment to women’s health and care for expecting mothers, Odessa Regional Medical Center now offers an OB/GYN hospitalist program to provide consistent care to patients in our hospital, as well as emergent care to those arriving in Labor and Delivery. "Staffing Odessa Regional Medical Center with hospital-based OB/GYN physicians serves to enhance patient safety and improv...

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Stay Home West Texas: A message from our front line providers

March 26, 2020

By: Rohith Saravanan, MD, MBA, CPE Chief Medical Officer Odessa Regional Medical Center First of all, we at ORMC want to extend our sincere gratitude and support to all the healthcare workers in the Permian basin and around the world who are doing their best caring for us through this COVID pandemic. We find ourselves facing this novel virus with little known information, not enough personal prote...

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Steward Medical Group is offering telehealth video visits in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 26, 2020

Steward Medical Group is offering telehealth video visits in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Patents can continue to receive the medical care they need without going to the doctor’s office. All you need is a smartphone, desktop, or laptop equipped with a web camera. Call your doctor’s office today if you need an appointment.  Telehealth appointments are available for primary care and inter...

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ORMC COVID-19 VISITOR RESTRICTIONS Effective 3.23.20

March 22, 2020

EFFECTIVE 3/23/20 NO VISITORS ALLOWED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE The health and safety of our patients, visitors, employees, and our communities remain our top priority at Odessa Regional Medical Center. Therefore, in line with the latest guidance provided by the CDC and the Texas State Department of Health related to COVID-19, all hospital visitors will be restricted until further notice. The only exce...

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How Hospitals Are Preparing For A Rush of Coronavirus Patients

March 18, 2020

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Dr. Joseph Weinstein, chief medical officer of Steward Health Care (@Steward), which has 35 hospitals in nine states, about moving towards dedicating one hospital in Boston as coronavirus-only treatment. This segment aired on March 18, 2020....

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ORMC Visitor Restrictions Notice

March 16, 2020

EFFECTIVE 3/23/20 NO VISITORS ALLOWED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Additional Resources Phone Screenings:  432-582-8030 Steward Medical Providers CDC Resources What you need to know about COVID-19  ...

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) FAQ

March 4, 2020

ODESSA, Texas– Odessa Regional Medical Center continues to monitor the national and global situation of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and is prepared to support our community and safely care for any ill patient.  At the same time, it is important to remember that we are still in flu season – which is far more prevalent than coronavirus. As such, Public Health officials recommend the followin...

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Odessa Regional Medical Center to Host Upcoming Job Fair

February 5, 2020

Clinical and healthcare workers seeking new career opportunities are invited to attend Odessa Regional Medical Center’s (ORMC) job fair on Wednesday, February 12th from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, February 13th from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the East Campus lobby (located at 515 N. Adams). Interviews and offers will be made on-site. ORMC is looking to fill multiple clinical positions inc...