Safety and Healthcare
The Andrews Volunteer Fire Department has existed for over 58 years. During that time the department established an enviable record for its professionalism and dedication with its expertise in fighting oil field fires as well as structural firefighting. The department also provides top-notch rescue services for any rescue situation that might occur in or around Andrews County. The members of the department take great pride in the quality of service provided to the entire community.
The department also maintains a hazardous materials response trailer. The trailer is equipped with level A, level B, and level C personal protective gear. Decontamination equipment for use on emergency response personnel and civilian victims is also carried on the trailer. The department has 10 members that have been trained for hazmat response with continuing update training while other members of the department are being trained for hazmat response. The department's primary focus in hazmat responses is for the safety of the civilian public as well as emergency responders. The department can contain small to moderate hazmat releases and mutual aid response from the City of Odessa Fire Department's hazmat team for larger incidents is available. The department boasts one of the best response times for a volunteer fire department in the state and compares well with paid departments. (Source: Andrews Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief – August 23, 2005)
The City of Andrews Police Department and the Andrews County Sheriff's Office oversee public safety of Andrews County. Since the City of Andrews is the only city in Andrews County, the two entities work closely together ensuring the public safety of both the city and county is well served, maintaining the low crime rate that places Andrews in the lowest 10% of the 77 communities of comparable size in Texas.
Health Care Permian Regional Medical Center
Permian Regional Medical Center,located at 720 Hospital Drive, provides quality healthcare for the residents of Andrews County and eighteen surrounding counties in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. The hospital consists of an 49-bed acute care facility, a 90-bed long-term care facility(Permian Residential Care Center), a Rural Health Clinic (Andrews Family Medicine) with three physicians and two nurse practitioners, eight physician clinics, Home Health agency, Mobile Medical Services, physical therapy services, a full-service lab and digital Radiology Department which offers a state-of-the-art imaging center offering CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, mammogram services, bone density, Medical/Surgical Unit and an Obstetric/LDRP unit. We also have an ICU/CCU Department as well as a Level IV Trauma designated Emergency Department. PRMC is very proud to also offer a Senior Living Campus, Permian Place.
PRMC has continued to modernize its facilities, equipment and expand and upgrade the services offered. Today, the facility is considered one of the best in the Permian Basin.
For the convenience of their patients, PRMC has also opened an "Express Care" clinic that is operated in conjunction with our emergency department which is staffed by qualified physicians 24 hours a day.
PRMC has twelve physicians on active staff.
Larry J. Allen, RN, MSN, FNP © - Family Practice
Bonnie E. Muncy, MD – Family Practice
Satish Nayak, MD – Family Practice, Obstetrics
George Olive, M.D, FAAFP – Family Practice
Rand Waddingham, MD – Family Practice / Obstetrics
Peggy M. Thurston, BSN, MSN, FNP © - Family Practice
Natver T. Jariwala, M.D., FRCS – General Surgery
Doytt D. Redmond, M.D., FACS – General Surgery
Megan S. Blanek, BSN, MSN, WHCNP-BC – Women’s Health: Gynecology, Obstetrics
Carlos E. Ezpeleta, M.D. – Internal Medicine
Sherri Gillham, M.D. – Pathology
Jennifer Hada – Ondriezek, D.P.M. – Podiatry
We are committed to excellence of service and dedicated to the patients we serve.
The Permian Residential Care Center:
The Permian Residential Care Center opened in the fall of 2004, providing a new, resident-friendly long-term care facility with 90 beds. This lovely facility is already almost full and plans are being made for the construction of a 24-bed Assisted Living facility as well. These initiatives will ensure quality, long-term care in Andrews for decades to come.
Andrews currently offers four family dentists, Dr. Teresa Wade, D.D.S., Dr. Jerry Wade, D.D.S., Dr. Robert E. Sears, D.D.S. and Dr. E.W. Harper, D.D.S. All dentists specialize in complete care of teeth and gums.
Dr. Dennis Neely at the West Texas Vision Center and Dr. Francisco J. Morales at the Andrews Vision Center both specialize in comprehensive vision health exams, consultation and management for Laser Vision Correction, Cataracts and Glaucoma.
Jones McCall Pharmacy and the Prescription Shop (pictured) are all locally owned and operated pharmacies that provide prescription drugs and over the counter medications to meet all of your health care needs.