Residents of Amarillo are in good hands when it comes to health care. The city is served by a complex network of high-quality health systems equipped to handle a variety of needs.
Northwest Texas Healthcare is comprised of nearly 450 physicians and over 150 medical students and residents. The center features a Women's Health unit, Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care unit, and is classified as a Level III Trauma Center. It holds 404 acute care beds and 85 behavioral care beds and provides a slew of services to meet all kinds of healthcare needs.
Baptist St. Anthony's Health System is a nationally acclaimed healthcare system located in Amarillo. It has received recognition for its quality care, excellent customer service and advanced technology, and has received the HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award four years in a row. BSA was also selected as “Amarillo's Most Preferred Hospital for Overall Quality and Image” for the 2009/2010 year. As the largest healthcare provider in the Panhandle, BSA offers a range of services with specialties in Cancer Care, Heart Care, Emergency Care and Family Medicine, among others.
The Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Center is a non-profit, freestanding, community cancer center that provides quality care to those struggling with the disease. The first of its kind in the region, Harrington opened in 1981, and in 2006 affiliated with the Baptist St. Anthony Health System to continue to provide top cancer care to the Panhandle area. It was recently announced that the center will undergo an expansion project to provide increased patient care space and include space for supportive care programs such as individual counseling, group therapy and educational programs.
Amarillo is also home to the regional VA Health Care System which provides primary, specialty and extended care to U.S. veterans. The hospital treats about 25,000 patients annually, and holds 55 acute care inpatient beds. Additionally, home care is provided by 120 skilled nurses.