University Medical Center of El Paso is licensed by the state of Texas and accredited by the Joint Commission, the leading healthcare accrediting body in the nation, which establishes the quality standards by which U.S. healthcare facilities are judged. UMC is a two-time designee as one of America's Top 100 Hospitals. Since the early 1990’s, the White House has designated University Medical Center of El Paso as the hospital where the President, Vice President and/or former Presidents of the United States will be treated should they require medical care while traveling in this region.