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Scenic Mountain Medical Center
Scenic Mountain Medical Center (SMMC)is a 150-bed, full service community JCAHO accredited hospital, based in the heart of the west Texas Permian Basin. The hospital, which is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), serves the 25,000 residents of Big Spring as well as Howard County (35,000) and the surrounding Permian Basin with a service area population of 1 million within a 100-mile radius.
SMMC has an updated Geriatric Psychiatric unit and has acquired new medical diagnostic equipment including a 16-slice CT scanner, a centralized Fetal Monitoring system, and a centralized Wireless Telemetry Monitoring system. The Emergency Department is a designated Level IV Trauma center, and the hospital is certified by the American Heart Association as a "Get With The Guidelines" hospital SMMC proudly boasts a professional medical staff who practice a variety of specialties not found in other area hospitals of the same size. Many of our active staff members have obtained further credentials and are board certified in their area of specialization.
Big Spring is a pleasant rural community spread over several miles of gently rolling hills. Known as the crossroads of west Texas, Big Spring affords its residents the life style of a rural community with quick access to larger metropolitan areas. The economy in Big Spring is diverse, with the most evident natural resources being agriculture and oil related industry.
The State of Texas boasts no personal state income tax, making employment attractive for workers.
Big Spring and the surrounding area offer:
Warm, dry climate; yearly mean temperature of 77 degrees
Several fresh water lakes for boating, fishing and swimming
Attractive and immaculately kept state and public parks
Two 18-hole golf courses
Tennis center and youth centers
Active civic and community organizations including its own Symphony
Hiking and camping opportunities abound in the Big Bend area and the Texas Panhandle