University Medical Center of El Paso’s Emergency Department is among El Paso’s busiest. Approximately 60,000 patients seek treatment there annually. The Emergency Department was expanded to include multiple stand-alone trauma bays, greatly increasing the capacity of the hospital to care for the region's trauma patients.
The Region's Only Level I Trauma Center
University Medical Center of El Paso’s Scherr-Legate Trauma Center is the only Level 1 Trauma facility within a 280-mile radius of El Paso. That means University Medical Center of El Paso is the only hospital in the region to meet the stringent requirements established by the State of Texas and the American College of Surgeons for U.S. trauma centers. Their specialists are available in life-threatening situations 24-hours-a-day, every day.