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2018

The Pulse: August 16

The Pulse: August 16

- August 16, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Offers Community Only MedReturn Drop-Box
  • El Paso's Only Certified Baby-Friendly Hospital Celebrates Third Year
  • Not a 'Goodbye' but a 'See You Later!'
The Pulse: July 24

The Pulse: July 24

- July 24, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Clinics Celebrate 'First Year' With Community
  • UMC People In The News
  • Congratulations Go To UMC's Volunteers!
  • New Quality Management Director: Alice Fennell Takes the Reigns
The Pulse: June 26

The Pulse: June 26

- June 26, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • Summer Picnic To Bring Families, Fun Together
  • Coffee With CEO Gives Associates A Glimpse of What's Ahead
  • Summer Health: The Ugly Truth About Indoor Tanning--Don't Do It
El Pasoans Invited To Public Forum On Cancer

El Pasoans Invited To Public Forum On Cancer

- June 21, 2018

El Pasoans are invited to attend a special forum about the many risks and myths about breast cancer and many other gynecologic and oncology issues, at the UMC East Clinic, at 1521 Joe Battle, at 10 and 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23.

The Pulse: May 15

The Pulse: May 15

- May 16, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • 42 Years Later, David Matta Retires From UMC
  • Omar Villa Is UMC's New Chief Legal Officer
  • New Leaders Take Helm, Managing Clinics and Radiology
Omar Villa Joins UMC As New Chief Legal Officer

Omar Villa Joins UMC As New Chief Legal Officer

- May 16, 2018

Omar Villa joins University Medical Center of El Paso May 21 as the El Paso County Hospital District's Chief Legal Officer.

UMC Taking Part In Saturday's Medication 'Take-Back' Event

UMC Taking Part In Saturday's Medication 'Take-Back' Event

- April 25, 2018

University Medical Center of El Paso's West Texas Regional Poison Control has partnered with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to host a medication take-back event on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4325 Alberta.

‘RHP 15’ Stakeholder Forum Set For Friday At UMC’s East And West Clinics

‘RHP 15’ Stakeholder Forum Set For Friday At UMC’s East And West Clinics

- April 24, 2018

Regional Healthcare Partnership (RHP) 15, which includes El Paso County and Hudspeth County, is having a Stakeholder Forum April 27 at 9 a.m. at the UMC East Clinic, and later that same day, at 2 p.m. at the UMC West Clinic.

Memorial Fund Announced for Family of Middle School Student

Memorial Fund Announced for Family of Middle School Student

- April 20, 2018

A memorial fund has been set up by UMC Foundation for the family of Jonathan Benko.

University Medical Center Board Elects Henry Gallardo As New Chair

University Medical Center Board Elects Henry Gallardo As New Chair

- April 13, 2018

University Medical Center of El Paso’s Board of Managers this week has elected Henry Gallardo as the new UMC Board of Managers Chair. The Board’s former Chair, Steve DeGroat, was elected Vice Chair by the Board, and Joy Martinez was elected Board Secretary.

The Pulse: April 12

The Pulse: April 12

- April 12, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • Hall of Fame: UMC's Sandra Gonzalez Is In!
  • It's A Clean Sweep For UMC's Infection Control Team
  • UMC's Trauma Department Trains Associates To Stop The Bleed
The Pulse: March 21

The Pulse: March 21

- March 21, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center Ushers In New Era Of Brain Care
  • Associates' Questions Open Discussion At Coffee With The CEO
  • New STARS Sparkle AT UMC After Recent Ceremony
UMC Announces Comprehensive Stroke Certification

UMC Announces Comprehensive Stroke Certification

- March 16, 2018

The El Paso region and University Medical Center of El Paso made history March 9 with the announcement of Comprehensive Stroke Certification from The Joint Commission. Never before has a hospital in El Paso held Comprehensive Stroke Certification.

The Pulse: March 5

The Pulse: March 5

- March 5, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • Three New DAISY Award Winners Announced
  • Two Familiar Faces Prepare To Depart UMC After Decades
  • Notes Of Appreciation Echo In Quality, Service to Patients
The Pulse: Feb 13

The Pulse: Feb 13

- February 13, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Opens New Women & Teen Center
  • UMC Welcomes Craig Alpard To Grow Outpatient Services
  • It's February: Do you know your risks for Heart Disease?
The Pulse: Jan 31

The Pulse: Jan 31

- January 31, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • Health Start 2018 Starts Year Right
  • Flu & Cold Season Still Here For A Few Weeks
The Pulse: Jan 15

The Pulse: Jan 15

- January 15, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • Dr. Carmela Morales Joins UMC Endoscopy
  • UMC's Debbie Chasco Takes Reigns At SHEA
  • Associates Meet With Jacob, Have Meaningful Discussion

2017

The Pulse: Dec 19

The Pulse: Dec 19

- December 19, 2017
This Week's Headlines:
  • Two Times a DAISY Picked at Dec. 8 Event
  • Eighteen Associates Complete UMC Leadership Program
  • They Took The Wellness Challenge, Now They Have Exclusive Hoodies
The Pulse: Nov 28

The Pulse: Nov 28

- November 28, 2017
This Week's Headlines:
  • A Year To Remember
  • Brain Care In El Paso Leaps Forward With New Neurosciences ICU
  • New STARS Announced, Along with New Formal Display
The Pulse: Nov 13

The Pulse: Nov 13

- November 13, 2017
This Week's Headlines:
  • It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Flu Season (sort of)
  • Safe Pill Disposal Pouches Enhances Safety, Reduces Risk
UMC Gets Another First for El Paso with New Treatment

UMC Gets Another First for El Paso with New Treatment

- November 3, 2017

In another exclusive-first at University Medical Center of El Paso, doctors this week began treating Barrett’s Esophagus with a new surgical “freezing balloon” procedure involving state-of-the-art surgical equipment and techniques.

The Pulse: Oct 30

The Pulse: Oct 30

- October 30, 2017
This Week's Headlines:
  • Solemn Remembrance and Celebration
  • Verified Again! UMC's Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Victories of Cancer Survivors
UMC's Level 1 Trauma Center Receives Verification From American College of Surgeons

UMC's Level 1 Trauma Center Receives Verification From American College of Surgeons

- October 20, 2017

University Medical Center of El Paso's Scherr-Legate Level 1 Trauma Center has again been verified as a Level 1 Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS)

The Pulse: October 17

The Pulse: October 17

- October 17, 2017
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Associate Forums A Hit!
  • Your Family's Medical Home Close to Home
  • Rewards & Recognition Committee Costume Contest
The Pulse: Oct 3

The Pulse: Oct 3

- October 3, 2017
This Week's Headlines:
  • Roxanne Weisendanger UMC Interim CNO
  • UMC Completes Purchase of Land for Central Clinic
  • Jacob Cintron to be Honored
The Pulse: Sept 18

The Pulse: Sept 18

- September 18, 2017
This Week's Headlines:
  • Painting the Town!
  • Three New DAISY Award winners, one former DAISY, recognized
  • UMC Nurse Gets Local Spotlight Educating Community
The Pulse: Sept 5

The Pulse: Sept 5

- September 5, 2017
This Week's Headlines:
  • It's A Splash at UMC!
  • We're In Your Neighborhood: Outpatient Clinics
  • Paynt It Forward
UMC To Send Team To Support Hurricane Victims

UMC To Send Team To Support Hurricane Victims

- August 28, 2017

In response to calls for support and other assistance for victims of Hurricane Harvey, University Medical Center of El Paso is sending a contingent of physicians and nurses to San Antonio.

The Pulse: August 21

The Pulse: August 21

- August 21, 2017
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Summer Cool Down Set for Sep. 1
  • Endoscopy Nurse's Care Garners Patient's Gratitude
  • UMC West Clinic Mammography Gets Acceditation
The Pulse: August 3

The Pulse: August 3

- August 3, 2017
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Announces Website Overhaul; First in 17 Years
  • UMC Rolls Out BrainScope System - First in Texas
  • DEA Presentation on Opioids/Prescriptions A Success
UMC Announces Website Overhaul; First in 17 Years

UMC Announces Website Overhaul; First in 17 Years

- July 31, 2017

For the first time since the turn of the century, the University Medical Center of El Paso’s website, at www.UMCelpaso.org, has been revamped and reintroduced to El Paso.

UMC Welcomes El Paso Leader in Pediatric Care

UMC Welcomes El Paso Leader in Pediatric Care

- July 17, 2017

Families in east and west El Paso now have the benefit of one of the most experienced and admired pediatricians in our community with the addition of Mary C. Brower, M.D., to University Medical Center of El Paso’s new large clinics.

The Pulse: July 17

The Pulse: July 17

- July 17, 2017
This Week's Headlines:
  • UTEP Announces Jacob Cintron Among Distinguished Alumni
  • UMC Welcomes El Paso Leader In Pediatric Care
 
UMC Announces New Chief Medical Officer

UMC Announces New Chief Medical Officer

- June 19, 2017

Top Physician Position Reestablished After Decade. University Medical Center of El Paso has a new “top doctor” on staff.

UMC Brings Jon Law Aboard To Support Strategic Initiatives

UMC Brings Jon Law Aboard To Support Strategic Initiatives

- March 27, 2017

University Medical Center of El Paso’s efforts to update and increase its strategic initiatives got a big boost today with the hiring of Jon Law as UMC’s new Chief Strategic Officer.

UMC Trauma Program Gets $32,000 Grant For Injury Prevention

UMC Trauma Program Gets $32,000 Grant For Injury Prevention

- March 16, 2017

University Medical Center of El Paso’s injury prevention initiatives received a significant boost today with the announcement by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center that UMC is the recipient of a $32,000 grant for its Buckle Up For Life child safety seat program.

UMC Announces New Chief Nursing Officer

UMC Announces New Chief Nursing Officer

- February 15, 2017

University Medical Center of El Paso announces Cindy Ann Stout as its new Chief Nursing Officer, as she begins her duties at the hospital this week.

New Full-Time Program at UMC Supports Assault Victims

New Full-Time Program at UMC Supports Assault Victims

- February 13, 2017

Victims of sexual assault in El Paso will be receiving a new level of support through a permanent program beginning today at University Medical Center of El Paso.