The last year has been a challenging one for the Permian Basin. With oil prices dropping from a record high in 2014 to a low in 2015, businesses went from scrambling to find enough employees to cutting staff. The highs and lows of the oil industry is something Medical Center Health System (MCHS) staff has experienced over our 66 years in the Permian Basin.
Regardless of economic changes, Medical Center Health System is steadfast in our mission to provide high-quality healthcare and to improve the health and wellness of all residents of the Permian Basin.
As the only Level II Trauma Center in the Permian Basin, Medical Center Hospital is ready to handle most any emergency. In 2015, MCH cared for 51,759 patients in its Emergency Department with a large number of industrial and auto accidents.
With a continued focus on providing convenient, affordable healthcare, MCHS provides care seven days a week at four Urgent Care locations: Center for Primary Care – West University, on the corner of West University and FM 1936; MCH Campus, on Golder across from Medical Center Hospital; Center for Primary Care – JBS Parkway, south of Nimitz Middle School on JBS Parkway; and Center for Health & Wellness, on Highway 191 and Faudree Road. We are working to open the Center for Primary Care – 42nd Street in summer 2016, which will include our fifth Urgent Care location. MCHS also provides care six days a week at the Clinics at Walmart, located in both of the Odessa Walmart stores.
As the community has grown, the need for physicians has also increased. To meet that need, MCHS developed MCH ProCare to recruit various primary care physicians and specialists to Odessa. Since 2002, ProCare has grown to over 100 physicians and mid-level providers from family practice and internal medicine to cardiology, orthopedics, endocrinology and obstetrics & gynecology.
MCHS also worked to bring new technology to the community such as 3D Mammography, which provides 40 percent more accurate mammogram results.
Medical Center Health System has cared for Permian Basin residents since 1949, and we plan to continue to expand to meet the growing healthcare needs of our community. Medical Center Health System is your one source for health.