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Scenic Mountain Medical Center to Host Re-Grand Opening for Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

September 7, 2023

BIG SPRING, Texas— Scenic Mountain Medical Center will host a re-grand opening for the Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine on September 7th, 2023 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 4:50 pm. We will be holding this ceremony at 1601 W 11th Pl, Big Spring, TX 79720. Scenic Mountain’s Center for Wound Care and Hyperbari...

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Steward Health Care Completes Sale of Its Utah Health Care Sites to Commonspirit Health

May 1, 2023

Dallas, TX – Steward Health Care, the country’s largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, today announced that it had completed the sale of its Utah health care sites to CommonSpirit Health, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Catholic Health Initiatives Colorado. The hospitals and clinics will be managed under Centura Health, the region’s leading health system. This s...

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Centura Health To Acquire Utah Care Sites From Steward Health Care

February 15, 2023

Five Hospitals, Physician Group of Utah and Joint Ventures Will Become Part of Multi-State, Not-For-Profit Health System (CENTENNIAL, COLO. and SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH) – Centura Health and Steward Health Care announced today that they have signed an asset purchase agreement (APA) for Centura to acquire Steward’s ownership interest in its Utah health care sites, which include five hospitals, more th...

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Dr. Marisela Marrero Becomes Steward Health Care’s First Leader of DEI and Health Care Equity

February 2, 2023

Steward Appoints Paul Smith as President of St. Elizabeth's Medical Center DALLAS, TX – Steward Health Care today announced the appointment of Marisela Marrero, M.D., as Senior Vice President (SVP) for Health Care Equity and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for its national health system. In this position, Dr. Marrero will report directly to Steward Chairman and CEO Dr. Ralph de la Torre and...

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Employing Data, Steward Health Care Partners with Blue Cross to Eliminate Inequities in Care

August 19, 2022

BOSTON, MA – News Service of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts published a new article today highlighting how Steward Health Care Network is partnering with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to improve care for all patients and tackle health inequities through the use of data. Read the full article HERE. Key excerpts below: Dr. Joseph Weinstein, a cardiologist who is Steward Health Car...

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SCENIC MOUNTAIN MEDICAL CENTER AMENDS VISITOR RESTRICTIONS

November 11, 2021

As the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to decline throughout our community, Scenic Mountain Medical Center is pleased to share modifications to our Visitor Policy, effective Nov. 8, 2021. In line with guidance provided by the CDC and the Texas State Department of Health related to COVID-19, SMMC will have the following visitor restrictions for COVID patients: One visitor for adult COVID pat...

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Physician-Led Steward Health Care, Nation’s Largest Accountable Care Organization, Achieves CMS’ 100% Quality Ranking

September 24, 2021

Amid COVID-19 Headwinds, Steward Generated Millions in Shared Savings for Medicare CMS Awards Steward Second Largest Medicare Savings Payment in Nation DALLAS--Steward Health Care, through its subsidiary Steward National Care Network, ranked first in membership, tied for first in quality, and earned the second highest shared savings payout out of 513 participants in the Center for Medicare and Med...

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Steward Health Care Names Marisela Marrero, M.D., Regional President for South Florida

September 14, 2021

In her concurrent role as President of Hialeah Hospital, Dr. Marrero will now oversee Steward’s five newly acquired South Florida hospitals   Miami, FL – Steward Health Care today announced Marisela Marrero, M.D., will become Steward’s first Regional President for the South Florida Region. Dr. Marrero will oversee the five hospitals Steward acquired from Tenet Healthcare Corporation last month, in...

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Steward Health Care Completes Acquisition of Five South Florida Hospitals Bringing Physician-Led Care To More Communities In The Region - En Español A Continuación

August 2, 2021

Innovator in coordinated, compassionate care, Steward is ready to tackle COVID-19 surge and bring high-quality healthcare to the many diverse communities in South Florida DALLAS, TX (August 2, 2021) – Today, Steward Health Care System, LLC (Steward) successfully completed the acquisition of five hospitals in South Florida from Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) including North Shore Medical ...

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When Do You Need a General Surgeon?

July 16, 2021

As is often the case, at some point in our health care journey, traditional, non-surgical methods are no longer beneficial, and we require something more. At this point, your physician may refer you to a general surgeon for advanced diagnosis and surgical treatment. If the prospect of surgery leaves you scared or anxious, fear not! Being referred to one of our general surgeons at Scenic Mountain M...

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Steward Health Care Appoints Sr. Vimala Vadakumpadan to Board of Directors

July 12, 2021

DALLAS, TX -- Steward Health Care today announced the appointment of Sr. Vimala Vadakumpadan to its Board of Directors. A member of the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, she has served as Chairperson of the Board of Steward’s Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts since 2005. A native of Kerala, India, Sr. Vimala received a Bachelor of Arts in Management from Bhopal School of Sci...

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Steward Health Care Adds Joe Deschryver As South Regional President

June 21, 2021

DeSchryver – a 20-year industry veteran – to oversee Steward Health Care operations across Texas, Florida, Louisiana, and Arkansas DALLAS (June 21, 2021) – Steward Health Care, the nation’s largest physician-owned and -led healthcare network, has added Joe DeSchryver as Regional President, Steward Health Care, South Region. DeSchryver brings 20 years of experience operating acute care hospitals an...

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Steward Health Care To Acquire Five Hospitals In The Miami-Dade/Southern Broward Area From Tenet Healthcare

June 16, 2021

Acquisition of Tenet hospitals and hospital-affiliated operations will bring greater access to high-quality care in South Florida   DALLAS, TX (June 16, 2021) – Today, Steward Health Care System, LLC (Steward) and Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) announced that they have signed a definitive agreement regarding the acquisition by Steward of Tenet’s five hospitals and related hospital operat...

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Scenic Mountain employee receives donation from Steward after home fire

May 25, 2021

A fellow Scenic Mountain Medical Center (SMMC) employee is counting his blessings after losing his home because of a fire on April 3. David Deasis, plant operations tech of 10 years at Scenic Mountain, received a $5,000 donation from the Steward Health Care Disaster Relief Foundation to help with expenses while he found a new home. “On Easter morning I was woken up by a knock on my door and my apa...

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Steward Health Care Vaccinates 100,000 Americans – And Counting – Against Covid-19

May 20, 2021

Physician-owned network’s 40,000 health care professionals unite to fight pandemic Dallas (May 20, 2021) – Steward Health Care, the nation’s largest physician-owned and -led health care network, has fully vaccinated 100,000 Americans in the fight against COVID-19 – and continues to vaccinate patients at an average rate of 845 people per day across the country. Steward Health Care employs more than...

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ORMC nurses and Scenic Mountain nurse recognized by the Permian Basin Great 25 Nurses

May 7, 2021

Four of Odessa Regional Medical Center’s nurses and one Scenic Mountain nurse have been recognized by the Permian Basin Great 25 Nurses. The local nonprofit organization recognizes outstanding nurses in the Permian Basin. Nominations were submitted online and reviewed by the Permian Basin Great 25 nurses Board of Directors and a community panel of non-clinical individuals. Nurses were acknowledged...

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SMMC Mobile Community Vaccine Clinic

April 26, 2021

Scenic Mountain Medical Center will host a mobile community vaccine clinic on Friday at Porters Grocery Store, located at 501 Birdwell Lane in Big Spring. Mobile Vaccine Clinic Schedule: 1st Doses – Friday, April 30th from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm 2nd Doses – Wednesday, May 26th from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm Effective March 29, individuals 16 years and older are eligible to receive the vaccine in Texas. The Tex...

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Scenic Mountain Medical Center Reopens to Visitors

April 6, 2021

On Wednesday (April 7, 2021), Scenic Mountain Medical Center (SMMC) will reopen its facility to visitors. Visitors for patients admitted with COVID-19 will still be restricted, but will be opened up for all other patients during set visiting hours. “Decreasing positivity rates and hospitalization rates in our community related to COVID-19, as well as more people receiving the vaccine, makes us fee...

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SCENIC MOUNTAIN MEDICAL CENTER FULLY OPERATIONAL THROUGHOUT PHONE SERVICE OUTAGE CAUSED BY ROAD CONSTRUCTION

March 30, 2021

What: Scenic Mountain Medical Center is fully operational and continuing to serve patients through a temporary phone outage caused by nearby road construction. Because 911 and internet service has been impacted by the outage, patients should immediately seek medical care in the event of an emergency. AT&T officials have advised the hospital that service should resume by 8 p.m. CT. Today is Nat...

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Southwest General Hospital To Become Texas Vista Medical Center

March 29, 2021

Hospital launches new Healthy Horizons community program as part of its new leadership commitment to reduce healthcare disparities for San Antonio’s southside families. SAN ANTONIO – After 40 years of service, Southwest General Hospital is recommitting itself to the health of generations to come with a new vision, a new name, and a new program that seeks to take a leadership role in reducing healt...