On duty, not on call. Where do you want your doctor to be when you need urgent medical care?

At University Medical Center of El Paso, we have specially-trained surgeons and Critical Care physicians on duty 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. And we’re the only hospital in the region that does.

Other hospitals call specialists in when a critically-ill patient has a health crisis after hours. At UMC, surgeons, critical care physicians and a full support team are always available. Our Critical Care teams work in conjunction with our Emergency Medicine physicians and staff, so every patient receives the right level of care as soon as it’s needed.

Our Team

Our Critical Care teams are specially trained to deal with the complications of surgery and the many potentially life-threatening conditions of critically-ill or injured patients. In addition to our Critical Care physicians and surgeons, patients are cared for by intensive care nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, respiratory techs, dietitians, nutritionists and other professionals all dedicated to working together to return the patient to health.

We offer:

  • Friendly, welcoming decor
  • Bright rooms with big windows
  • All private rooms
  • Bedside data entry
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • The most advanced treatment
  • Specialists on duty 24/7
  • Special pediatric rooms