UMC Emergency Services

University Medical Center of El Paso’s Emergency Department is among El Paso’s busiest. Annually, approximately 60,000 patients seek treatment here. The Emergency Department was expanded to include multiple stand-alone trauma bays, greatly increasing the capacity of the hospital to care for the region's trauma patients.

The Region's Only Level I Trauma Center

UMC's Scherr Legate Level 1 Trauma Center is the only Level 1 trauma facility within a 280-mile radius of El Paso. That means UMC is the only hospital in the region to meet the stringent requirements established by the State of Texas and the American College of Surgeons for U.S. Trauma Centers where specialists are available in life-threatening situations 24-hours-a-day, every day.

Service Locations

 University Medical Center - Main Campus ED

  4815 Alameda Ave., El Paso, TX 79905


 UMC East Emergency Department

  1521 Joe Battle Blvd., El Paso, TX 79936                                                               


  UMC Northeast Emergency Department

  9839 Kenworthy St., El Paso, TX 79924


  UMC Surgical Hospital Emergency Department

  1416 George Dieter, El Paso, TX 79936                                                                        





Edward Michelson, MD

Edward Michelson
Clinical Chief





Michael Revels

Director of Free Standing EDs





Chance Bunnell, BSN, RN, CEN

Director of Emergency - UMC Surgical Hospital