The El Paso County Hospital District, a Healthcare System for the Region

We are committed to C.A.R.E.S.: Community, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Service.

  • Community – Pursue access to healthcare for all members of our community.
  • Accountability – Embrace responsibility for the outcomes resulting from our choices and actions.
  • Respect – Treat everyone with dignity and compassion.
  • Excellence – Provide the highest quality of care.
  • Service – Exceed customer’s expectations every time.

The El Paso County Hospital District’s Healthcare System includes the following entities: University Medical Center of El Paso, an acute care teaching hospital, UMC Outpatient Clinics, which are primary care centers, El Paso Children's Hospital, the district's pediatric specialized care focused hospital, El Paso Health, the district’s wholly owned subsidiary HMO, the University Medical Center Foundation, and the El Paso Children's Foundation.

University Medical Center of El Paso is the primary teaching institution for Texas Tech University's four-year Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso. As such, the University Medical Center of El Paso/Texas Tech campus is the only academic healthcare setting in far West Texas and Southern New Mexico. That affiliation and the fact that University Medical Center of El Paso is El Paso’s only not-for-profit, community-owned hospital, help ensure that high-quality healthcare services are available to all, regardless of their ability to pay.

University Medical Center of El Paso is home to the region’s only Level 1 trauma center and is the designated facility to receive the President of the United States should he require medical attention while traveling in the area. Our regional influence also includes: the hospital’s Mother/Baby division, a Regional Referral Center for high-risk pregnant women; a state of the art Regional Laboratory; the West Texas Regional Poison Center; and affiliation agreements with over 50 of the region’s educational institutions.

FY 2022 Vitals:

  • Joint Commission Accredited
  • 354 Licensed Beds
  • 91,455 ER Visits
  • 972,431 Outpatient Visits
  • 2,849 Births
  • 9,618 Surgical Cases


Our Mission

Our Mission is to heal, to serve and to educate.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to be the first choice for healthcare in the southwest.