Emergency Department

The Emergency Department (ED) at University Medical Center of El Paso has undergone a multi-million dollar expansion project now offering 45 beds for care within its service area. It is the resuscitation point for our region's only Level 1 Trauma Center operating 4 adult and 2 pediatric trauma bays servicing West Texas and Southern New Mexico with a radius of 270 miles. The ED is a fast pace and energetic environment that provides a professionally challenging, educational and motivational place to work. As a team member you can expect to treat a wide-range of emergencies and offer treatment to patients of every age. UMC's ED treats an average of 4,000 clients monthly. ED nurses are required to obtain knowledge through high intensity courses such as ACLS, TNCC, PALS, ENPC, ATCN, and are also educated through our Dysrhythmia and Triage courses as they orient into the department. Teamwork is an essential component of our ability to provide the highest quality care. Our commitment, accountability, respect for others, and excellence in care has prestigiously placed us as El Paso's only hospital ever to be named one of America's top 100 hospitals, a distinction we've earned three times! Come and Join our ED/Trauma team!



Blas Meza, MBA, BSN, RN

Unit Director
Eric Johansen, RN, MSN, MBA

Unit Manager
Pamela Gearn, BSN, RN
Day Shift Assistant Manager
Heidi Bean, BSN, RN
Night Shift Assistant Manager


ED Support Staff

Lourdes Alvarado
Office Coordinator
Ann Gomez, BSN, RN, CEN
ED Nurse Educator
Jennett  Alexander, BSN, RN
PI Coordinator


Nurse Residency Program Cohort I, II, III

(From left to right: Maria Meza, Matthew Watford, Judith Roman,
Dayna Valdez, Patrick Reed, Sandra Diaz)