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Odessa Regional Medical Center and Steward Medical Group Welcome Primary Care Specialist Vicky Bakhos Webb, MD

October 26, 2018

Odessa Regional Medical Center and Steward Medical Group are pleased to welcome Vicky Bakhos Webb, MD. The addition of Dr. Webb enhances access to care in the community for patients of Steward Health Care. Steward is one of the world’s leading accountable care organizations that focuses on providing high-quality, affordable care at the right place, and at the right time, in a convenient, and close...

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ORMC Rehab Unit Turns 10 Years Old

October 18, 2018

The Odessa Regional Medical Center (ORMC) Rehabilitation Unit is turning ten years old as of October 1, 2018.   The rehabilitation unit is a comprehensive inpatient program that helps people adjust their lifestyles and accept physical limits caused by strokes, brain injuries, amputations, spinal cord injuries, fractures, and other limiting medical conditions.    In conjunction with the ten year r...

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ORMC To Host Crosstown Rivalry Tailgate

October 5, 2018

Odessa Regional Medical Center, a Steward family hospital, will host a free crosstown rivalry tailgate before the Odessa High School Bronchos versus Permian Panthers football game on Friday, October 12, 2018. The tailgate will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will be held in both Ratliff Stadium parking lots. The tailgate will include:      •    Free food and beverages      •    Lawn games      •    Music p...

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What you Need to Know About Radiology Technology

September 26, 2018

Have you noticed all the different names used to describe Radiology lately?  It is referred to as X-Ray, Medical Imaging, and yes, Radiology.  The words X-Ray and Radiology actually refer to examinations that use radiation (x-rays) to produce the image.  Examples of these exams are Chest x-rays, Portable x-rays, Mammograms, and CT exams. The term Medical Imaging refers to all examinations performe...

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Running for a Cause

September 17, 2018

Saturday morning individuals from around the Permian Basin took part in Cups for a Cause, a 5K/10K run that benefited Pink the Basin.   Before the race began, participants and their families enjoyed activities including face painting, yoga, a silent auction, a breast cancer survivor VIP tent and performances from local high schools. During the race, businesses set up stations around the route to p...

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ORMC Named Recipient of Healthgrades 2018 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award

August 31, 2018

Odessa Regional Medical Center (ORMC) announced today that it has achieved Healthgrades 2018 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™. According to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, this distinction places ORMC within the top 10 percent of all hospitals evaluated for the exceptional care of mothers during labor and delivery.   “We ...

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When to Take Your Child to the Emergency Room

August 17, 2018

It’s important to be prepared for an emergency involving your child before one happens. There are steps you can take prior to and during an emergency to prepare your family.   First, it’s important to know when a situation warrants a visit to the emergency room (ER). If your child is having difficulty breathing, is disoriented or has a cut that won’t stop bleeding, these all warrant a trip to the ...

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Communication Disorders Among the Most Common Childhood Disabilities

May 30, 2018

Speech, language, and hearing disorders often go undetected and untreated for too long. Permian Basin parents are encouraged to learn the warning signs and seek help early during “May Is Better Hearing & Speech Month.”

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A Patient Centered Approach to a Heart Health Procedure

May 30, 2018

A local hospital is taking a new approach to heart health with a procedure that significantly reduces recovery time for cardiac catheterization procedures.

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Reduce your Risk for Stroke - Check Your Blood Pressure

May 16, 2018

Eighty percent of strokes are preventable. May is American Stroke Month and according to the American Stroke Association, high blood pressure correlates to a higher risk of stroke.

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5 Tips for Allergy Season

May 16, 2018

Spring is finally here, and with it, allergy season. From now until the end of summer, millions of Americans will suffer from allergies, and Steward Hospital is here to help you cope with those pesky symptoms.

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Odessa Regional Medical Center Neonatal Facility Designated as Level III by the State of Texas

May 9, 2018

The Texas Department of State Health Services has designated Odessa Regional Medical Center (ORMC) as a Level III Neonatal Facility (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) in Perinatal Care Region-J.

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Autism Awareness Month: Dispelling Misconceptions about Autism Spectrum Disorder

April 13, 2018

April marks Autism Awareness Month, and it’s an important opportunity to explain its impact and dispel some misconceptions. By raising public awareness about autism and talking to your friends and family, we can end harmful stereotypes that hurt people with autism and frustrate their loved ones. Here, we debunk some of the most common myths with facts and evidence from the latest research:   Vacci...

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Healthgrades Names Odessa Regional Medical Center 5-Star Recipient for Women's Care

March 22, 2018

Odessa Regional Medical Center (ORMC) announced that it has been named a 5-star recipient for Women’s Care by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This 5-star rating indicates that the hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being eval...

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February is American Heart Month: Know the Warning Signs and Your Risk for a Heart Attack

February 19, 2018

February is American Heart Month and Odessa Regional Medical Center (ORMC) wants you to know the early signs and symptoms of a heart attack for yourself, your loved ones and those around you. Over 800,000 people die in the U.S. each year from a heart attack. However, on average, 50% of these patients displayed, but ignored, the warning signs. Recognizing the warning signs and symptoms of a heart a...

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Preventative Care for Women: Building a Healthy Lifestyle

February 7, 2018

Each year, medical professionals treat women trying to stay committed to the usual, and often difficult, New Year’s resolutions like losing weight or cutting out sweets. As doctors, we always try to remind our patients of much easier and important ways to build a healthy lifestyle. Regardless of age, here are a few tips for all women to take better control of their health:   See a gynecologist ann...

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Odessa Regional Medical Center Donates $15,000 to Odessa College Health Careers Program

January 31, 2018

Odessa Regional Medical Center (ORMC) presented a $15,000 donation to the Odessa College health careers program on Tuesday afternoon. Odessa College will apply the donation to two areas of their health careers program. The first area will be capital expenses for additional equipment in their Health Sciences Building to provide simulated real-life experiences that span the health professions. The s...

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Mental Health in 2018

January 23, 2018

The start of a new year is often a time to plan for the future and embrace new goals. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to focus on losing weight. But in setting health goals, it is important to consider physical and mental health - which often goes neglected, but is equally as important to overall wellbeing. At Steward, we are committed to keeping all of our patients healthy year-...

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Lung Cancer: Risks and Awareness

November 15, 2017

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control. In fact, one out of every four cancer deaths are from lung cancer.