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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.

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Steward Health Completes Acquisition of Iasis Healthcare

September 29, 2017

With 36 Hospitals Nationally Including Odessa Regional Medical Center in Odessa, Steward Becomes the Largest Private Hospital Operator in the U.S.

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ORMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Hosts Birthday Celebration

June 1, 2017

Odessa Regional Medical Center will host its Annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Birthday Party from 10 A.M. to Noon, Saturday, June 3rd in the Progressive Park, in front of ORMC on the corner of 7th and Tom Green Streets. Hundreds of former patients and their proud parents are expected to attend this celebration to reunite with ORMC staff that provided care for them in the unit. “This event will...

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Cups for a Cause

March 23, 2017

Join the Women’s Center of Odessa Regional Medical Center and Pink the Basin for a 10K/5K and Kid’s Fun run to raise breast cancer awareness for our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends. The mission of Pink the Basin, Inc. is to raise awareness of women’s health issues and foster educational and services initiatives that positively embrace women’s health. Register by July 1st to guarantee you g...

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ORMC and Odessa Fire Rescue Work Together to Bring New Life-Saving Technology to Ector County Residents

February 9, 2017

Odessa Regional Medical Center announced today that Odessa Fire/Rescue recently purchased two new ZOLL® X Series® Monitor/Defibrillators to equip two of Odessa Fire/Rescue’s eleven ambulances. The goal of Odessa Fire/Rescue is to equip all OFR ambulances with the new ZOLL® X Series® Monitor/Defibrillators to help treat the citizens of Ector County.   The ZOLL X Series® brings advanced technology ...

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ORMC Now Offers Patients a Minimally Invasive Surgery Option

February 9, 2017

Imagine the possibility of having a major surgical procedure and being able to quickly return to normal daily activities. For many surgery patients in the Permian Basin, this isn’t just something to dream about, but a reality, thanks to robotic surgery.  Odessa Regional Medical Center is proud to announce that we are now offering robotic surgery. Robotic surgery is a benefit for surgeons and pati...