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Scenic Mountain Medical Center Community Vaccine Clinic Dates

March 1, 2021

Scenic Mountain Medical Center is pleased to announce that we have first dose vaccines in stock. We will hold drive-thru community vaccine clinics on Wednesday, March 3rd from 9 am to 4 pm and on Thursday, March 4th from 9 am – noon at Scenic Mountain Medical Center - Whatley Plaza (North Driveway Entrance on Martin Luther King Blvd) located at 1601 W. 11th Place in Big Spring. 1,800 first dose Pf...

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Scenic Mountain Expands Visitor Access

February 25, 2021

The health and safety of our patients, visitors, employees, and our communities remain our top priority at Scenic Mountain Medical Center (SMMC). Therefore, in line with the latest guidance provided by the CDC and the Texas Department of State Health related to COVID-19, we maintain limited visitor policy for the following areas. Visitor Policies - Effective Monday, March 1, 2021 End-of-life patie...

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Scenic Mountain Medical Center Hosts Virtual Lecture on Postpartum Depression

February 8, 2021

Scenic Mountain Medical Center invites the community to attend a virtual lecture to discuss Postpartum Depression on Thursday, February 25 from noon to 1:00 pm. The lecture will be led and presented by Erich Byerly, M.D. in Obstetrics and Gynecology. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 8 women report symptoms of depression after giving birth. Postpartum depressi...

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Scenic Mountain Medical Group Welcomes Local Family Nurse Practitioner, Jonathan Morales

January 28, 2021

Scenic Mountain Medical Group is pleased to welcome Jonathan Morales, board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Jonathan has 15 years of healthcare experience encompassing emergency medicine, hospice, orthopedics and post-surgical care. His practice is developed around his ability to treat patients using evidence-based practices and interventions. He believes patient education is the fundamental ...

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Midland Health Allocates 800 COVID Vaccines to the Big Spring Community

January 26, 2021

On Tuesday, January 26th, Midland Health graciously allocated 800 of the Pfizer vaccines to Scenic Mountain Medical Center (SMMC) to aid in vaccinating the Big Spring and surrounding communities. Scenic Mountain will hold a community vaccination clinic on Wednesday and Thursday, January 27 - 28, from 10 am to 4 pm at Scenic Mountain Medical Center Whatley Plaza, located on the northwest corner of ...

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Scenic Mountain Medical Center Hosts Virtual Lecture on Prenatal Care

January 26, 2021

Scenic Mountain Medical Center invites the community to attend a virtual lecture to discuss Prenatal Care on Tuesday, February 2 from noon to 1:00 pm. The lecture will be led and presented by Gabrielle Rich, D.O. in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Prenatal care helps prevent complications and inform women about important steps they can take to protect their infant and ensure a healthy pregnancy. Doctor...

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Scenic Mountain Medical Center Will Begin Community Vaccination of Phase 1B for Vaccine Distribution

January 7, 2021

Scenic Mountain Medical Center – a Steward Family Hospital, will begin its community vaccination clinic for the Moderna vaccine as part of Phase 1B of vaccine distribution on Friday, January 8 from 10 am to 2 pm at Scenic Mountain Medical Center Suite E (located at 1608 W. FM 700 in Big Spring, directly behind the hospital). Vaccines offered on walk-in basis only.   Once arrived, individuals may c...

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Scenic Mountain Medical Center to Hold Two Virtual Hiring Events in January

January 5, 2021

BIG SPRING, Texas— Scenic Mountain Medical Center – a Steward Family Hospital, will host a virtual hiring event for healthcare workers seeking new career opportunities on Tuesday, January 19th and Wednesday, January 20th. In lieu of in-person interviews, recruiters will utilize video conferencing and phone interviews to meet with candidates who are interested in furthering their career with Stewar...

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SMMC Welcomes First Baby of 2021

January 4, 2021

Scenic Mountain Medical Center is proud to share that the first baby of the New Year at SMMC was born at 10:25 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2021. The baby boy named Joel was 6 pounds and 19 inches long. Joel’s parents are Leah Yanez and Joel Espino Jr....

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Scenic Mountain Medical Center Administers First COVID-19 Vaccines

December 22, 2020

Scenic Mountain Medical Center received 300 doses of the Moderna vaccine on Monday, December 21 and began administering the vaccine to healthcare workers on Tuesday. The hospital’s very first vaccine was given to Dr. Joseph Chavez, MD, who works as a physician in SMMC’s Pediatrics Department. All employee vaccinations were voluntarily received. More than 30 employees are scheduled to receive their...

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Scenic Mountain Medical Center Receives 300 COVID-19 Vaccines

December 21, 2020

Scenic Mountain Medical Center (SMMC) received 300 doses of the Moderna vaccine on Monday, December 21 and shortly after 10:00 am and will begin administering the vaccine to healthcare workers as soon as possible. Scenic Mountain Medical Center began its preparations to safely and efficiently receive, store, distribute and administer the COVID-19 vaccine months ago. These preparations included the...

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Scenic Mountain Medical Center Puts Focus on Patient Safety and receives a ‘B’ in the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

December 15, 2020

The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Scenic Mountain Medical Center received a B for the Fall 2020 Safety Grades.  “Our focus is safety,” said Dr. Rohith Saravanan, chief medical of...

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Scenic Mountain Medical Group Welcomes New General Surgeon

December 8, 2020

Scenic Mountain Medical Center is pleased to welcome general surgeon, Dr. Steve Cox, MD, to the Steward family. Dr. Cox brings more than 35 years of surgical experience and strong patient rapport to the Big Spring community.  “My practice philosophy has always been to provide patients in need of surgery with the best care to achieve excellent outcomes and return them to their optimal health,” said...

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Is Fear of COVID-19 Keeping Stroke Patients from Seeking Care?

November 16, 2020

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of serious disability for adults. 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. Stroke is an injury to the brain that occurs when the...

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Scenic Mountain Medical Center Treats Veterans to Free Meals on Veterans Day

November 10, 2020

In honor of Veteran’s Day, Scenic Mountain Medical Center (SMMC) will provide hot meals and care packages for Veteran’s on Wednesday, November 11th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This year, since our café is closed to the public, SMMC will provide a drive-thru for curbside pick-up outside the hospital located 1601 W. 11th Place in Big Spring. “At Scenic Mountain Medical Center, we are grateful for t...

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SMMC Implements a No Visitor Policy

November 4, 2020

The health and safety of our patients, visitors, employees, and our communities remain our top priority at Scenic Mountain Medical Center (SMMC). Therefore, in line with the latest guidance provided by the CDC and the Texas Department of State Health related to COVID-19, we maintain a no visitor policy with the following exceptions: End-of-life patients: There may be 1 visitor at a time, limited t...

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Scenic Mountain Medical Center Hosts Drive-Thru Trick or Treating

October 30, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise locally.  And with Halloween just around the corner, many families are struggling with how to celebrate the holiday while still staying safe. “Although many traditional Halloween activities can be high risk for spreading the virus, there are still several safer alternative ways to still participate in Halloween," said Dr. Rohith Saravanan, Chief Medic...

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Scenic Mountain Medial Group Clinic Closures 10.27.20

October 26, 2020

Due to the anticipated winter weather conditions, all Scenic Mountain Medical Group clinic locations will be closed on Tuesday, October 27th. Please see the following locations affected:   1501 W Eleventh Place, Big Spring, TX 79720 ENT - Suite 305 Family Medicine - Suite 206 General Surgery -Suite 100 Internal Medicine - Suite 204 OB/GYN - Suite 200 Pediatrics - Suite 205 910 South Main, Big Spr...

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Scenic Mountain Medical Center Offering $79 Mammograms During October

October 3, 2020

During the month of October and in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Scenic Mountain Medical Center is offering 2D mammograms for $79. To qualify for this special price, mammograms must be purchased in October but they may be redeemed at a later date. According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will develop breast cancer. In 2020 it is estimated that a record 276,000 ne...

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Steward Health Care Encourages Communities to Help Protect Against Seasonal Influenza by Getting a Flu Shot

October 1, 2020

During the continued COVID-19 pandemic, protecting yourself and your loved ones from the seasonal flu will be more important than ever. With the health and safety of our communities as our top priority, Steward Health Care is encouraging all residents who are eligible to receive a flu vaccination this fall. “Given the uncertainty of COVID-19 this fall, we want to encourage our communities to take ...