Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center operates four campuses. The Amarillo
campus is a major center for medical education, research, and patient care for the
26 counties of the Texas Panhandle.
Texas Tech's Amarillo campus is set in the midst of the 417 acre Harrington Regional Medical Center complex, said to surpass any other in a city the size of Amarillo. Persons needing
specialized care come from all over the Texas Panhandle and parts of five other states,
a region about the size of Ohio. The number of persons served is three times the city's
Training at Amarillo
Five acute care facilities and 21 other health-related facilities are nestled among
the trees, streams, and rolling landscape of the Medical Center park. This center
includes hospitals, a cancer research and treatment center, a psychiatric and behavioral
health (in and outpatient) facility, and more than a dozen other health-care facilities
- all in close proximity to Texas Tech's Amarillo campus. Total licensed acute beds
throughout the complex stretch to 1,298, including 33 beds at Bivins Rehabilitation
Center, 18 NICU beds, and 67 other nursery beds. Licensed nursing home beds in the
medical complex alone number 260, with 212 of these for skilled care.
Each year approximately 75 residents and 60 medical students are involved in medical
studies and training, providing a one-to-one resident-to-faculty ratio.
Medical education includes instruction for junior and senior medical students and
training of house officers in Internal Medicine , Pediatrics , Family Medicine , and Obstetrics & Gynecology - all supported by the teaching activities of the Departments of Psychiatry and Surgery.
The Harrington Library at the Health Sciences Center at Amarillo houses 41,000 volumes,
subscribes to more than 500 professional journals, and offers a large collection of
audio-visual resources. The service capability of the library extends nationwide through
the National Library of Medicine and Dialog databases. MEDLINE on CD-ROM is also available
at no charge to authorized borrowers. In addition, the latest interlibrary loan technology
is utilized to obtain journal articles as quickly as possible, to better serve the
needs of the medical profession.
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