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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...

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WINTER WEATHER CLINIC CLOSURES - FEB. 5TH, 2020

February 4, 2020

Due to the anticipated winter weather conditions, the following ORMC affiliated clinic  locations will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, February 5th: Complete Care Eastridge Complete Care General Surgery (Drs. Janice, Lynch & Unruh) Complete Care Midland Complete Care Naidu Clinic Complete Care North Complete Care Urology (Dr. Hughes) Complete Care Westloop Regional Perinatal Center (Midland &am...

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ORMC Welcomes First Baby of 2020

January 9, 2020

Odessa Regional Medical Center is proud to share that the first baby of the New Year at ORMC was born at 3:42 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2020. The baby girl named Madilyn Nichole Biskup was 7 pounds 4 ounces and 20 inches long. Her parents are Jessica Taylor and Trey Biskup. In addition to celebrating the first baby born at ORMC in 2020, we are also excited to announce that Madilyn will be the first recipien...

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Local Organizations Launch New Reading Initiative: POWER – Power of Words and Early Reading

December 4, 2019

A press conference to announce the launch of POWER—Power of Words and Early Reading will take place on Wednesday, December 13 at 1:30 pm at the West Texas Food Bank ( 411 S Pagewood Ave. Odessa, Texas 79761). Representatives from the committee that will speak on behalf of the project include: Adrian Vega, Education Partnership of the Permian Basin Lorraine Perryman, Education Partnership of the Pe...

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ORMC introduces the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System

November 14, 2019

Odessa Regional Medical Center (ORMC) is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of the next frontier for minimally invasive surgery, the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. This step will continue to provide groundbreaking robotic technology to residents of the Permian Basin and surrounding communities. “We are truly thrilled to be a leader in Single-Site surgical procedures,” said Stacey Brown, Pres...

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Odessa Regional Medical Center Hosts FREE Orthopedic Seminar

November 11, 2019

Odessa Regional Medical Center is hosting a free health education seminar to discuss hip and knee joint replacement at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12 in the ORMC East Campus Auditorium, located at 515 Adams Ave. in Odessa (corner of 5th and Adams). Total joint replacement surgery is one of the most commonly performed and successful operations in orthopedics. It is also one of the most cost-effect...