Neighbors Emergency Center Odessa Wraps First Year of Service to Community
HOUSTON, Texas, January 11, 2017 – The Neighbors Emergency Center Odessa location is pleased to recognize its first year of service to the local community. Neighbors Emergency Center Odessa began seeing patients December 19, 2015 and reports more than 6,000 patients have received premiere emergency medical care at this location over the last year. The Odessa center is located at 2731 N. Grandview Ave., 79762. The center’s phone number is 432-366-0945.
In its first year, Neighbors Odessa received the Gold Seal of Approval by The Joint Commission, a nationally recognized independent accreditation organization committed to certifying facilities with the safest, highest quality, best-value health care.
Besides personalized ER care with short wait times, Neighbors has also brought approximately 30 jobs to the area economy by hiring local board-certified physicians and medical teams with emergency room experience that treat all adult and pediatric emergencies. The Odessa location’s Medical Director is Vik Wall, MD, and the location’s Facility Director is Lisa Powers, RN. Neighbors is a product of the community with doctors and medical teams living near the centers they work, therefore, being in tune with community news, events and people.
“With the holidays behind us and many gave thanks for our blessings, here at Neighbors Odessa we are especially thankful to have been given such a warm welcome into the community,” said Wall. “We look forward to another year of service to our city and its residents. We are honored to take care of our neighbors when they need us the most.”
Neighbors prides itself on active community involvement. In Odessa, Neighbors has been privileged to participate in numerous local events that benefit health and wellness, local youth and families, and education as well as being a member of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce.
To give back to the local community, Neighbors Odessa was a sponsor of “Movies in the Park” with the Ector Odessa Parks Foundation last summer. This was a great opportunity for Odessa families to enjoy complimentary movies and an evening under the West Texas skies.
To support education, Neighbors Odessa partnered with the Odessa Chamber of Commerce to welcome over 300 new and returning teachers to the Ector County ISD Teacher Welcome Breakfast on August 3, 2016. It was a tremendous event and gave Neighbors the opportunity to shine the spotlight on local teachers who are true heroes in the community.
Neighbors was also the official sponsor of the UT Permian Basin Falcon Kids Club in addition to being the driving force behind the program. Over 150 children between the ages of 7-12 participated in the pre-game tunnel run-throughs and got an exciting, up-close look at Falcon football team spirit.
Neighbors Odessa was proud to cheer on West Texas football by sponsoring the Rally Towel Giveaway October 28, 2016. Supporting both high school teams at their hometown rivalry game, Neighbors provided rally towels to both school teams and their fans.
In the community, Neighbors Odessa partnered with the Odessa Jackalopes Hockey Team for the 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Toss Night on December 10, 2016. Neighbors accepted teddy bear donations from the Midland and Odessa communities and then donated all collected bears to local law enforcement, school police departments and area agencies that work with children in crisis.
These local activities are just part of what makes Neighbors unique and the industry leader in freestanding ER care. Neighbors’ core values of being compassionate and patient-centered; treating patients in a nurturing and honorable way; having friendly and welcoming employees; and always being transparent, accountable and cost-conscious are demonstrated through these and numerous events that Neighbors Emergency Center Odessa was proud to participate in during their first year in the community.