100 Top Hospitals
UMC has earned recognition two times as one of the nation's top performing hospitals in a study titled "100 Top Hospitals: Benchmarks for Success." The study is done annually by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson/Reuters) to help identify those U.S. hospitals that demonstrate superior performance on the basis of key measures related to clinical practices, operations, and financial management. UMC is the only El Paso hospital ever to earn this recognition.
TMF Health Quality Institute
Recently, the TMF Health Quality Institute, which is the Medicare quality improvement organization for Texas, presented UMC with its Silver Award for its performance related to the Appropriate Care measures. UMC was the only Hospital District in Texas to receive the award.
- Over a 10-year span, UMC ascended from last to first in its market, according to Edge Healthcare Research, Inc., in hospital preference by El Pasoans.
- UMC is regarded by local academic institutions as the hospital of choice for health careers.
- It also has received the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Medal of Honor four times for saving lives through its Organ Donation Program. UMC’s conversion rate (the number of potential donors who actually become organ donors) exceeds the federal government’s goal for U.S. Hospitals of 75%.