The 225-bed hospital is an acute care and surgical facility that has served the Odessa community since 1975. Delivering more than 2,700 babies each year, the hospital is home to a level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), private labor/delivery/recovery suites and an 11-bed antepartum unit.
Odessa is located in Ector County, Texas, and is home to more than 114,000 residents.
The local economy is powered by oil production, education, healthcare and retail.
Odessa is served by the Midland International Air and Space Port, Schlemeyer Field municipal airport and several highways.
Arts and Entertainment
Odessa’s arts and culture scene includes the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, Ector Theater, Globe of the Great Southwest, Midland Odessa Symphony & Chorale, Permian Playhouse and Ellen Noel Art Museum.
Other popular local attractions include the Bush Home, Presidential Archives and Leadership Library, Odessa Meteor Crater, Parker House Ranching Museum, White-Pool House and Stonehenge Odessa.
Perhaps best known for its football team that inspired the book and film “Friday Night Lights,” Odessa offers a variety of activities for those who enjoy sports and the great outdoors. It is the gateway to the Big Bend Region, which includes three National Parks and three State Parks. The city itself has a number of parks and recreational facilities where visitors and residents enjoy golf, birding, biking and team sports.
The city hosts numerous events each year, including the SandHills Stock Show & Rodeo, Fiesta West Texas, Cinco De Mayo Celebration, Juneteeth Celebration, Hot Summer Nights, Firecracker Fandango, Rock the Desert, Meet the Falcons, Permian Basin Fair and Exposition, CAF High Sky Wing AIRSHO, Diez y Seis de Septiembre, Fall Festival, Tap Into Downtown Odessa, Basin BBQ Blowout, Merry Marketplace, and Annual Tree Lighting, Parade and Starbright Village.
Odessa is served by the Ector County Independent School District and several private schools.
Nearby institutions of higher education include the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Permian Basin Campus and Odessa College.