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2020

Actor Matthew McConaughey, Wife Camila, Lead Donation of 25,000 Simple Surgical Masks For UMC; Another 20,000 For El Paso County Medical Society

Actor Matthew McConaughey, Wife Camila, Lead Donation of 25,000 Simple Surgical Masks For UMC; Another 20,000 For El Paso County Medical Society

- June 2, 2020

University Medical Center of El Paso is the recipient of 25,000 surgical masks, through Actor Matthew McConaughey and his wife, model Camila McConaughey, on behalf of Lincoln. The McConaugheys are on a road trip delivering more than 125,000 face masks to select hospitals across Texas. UMC’s masks arrived Monday, via United Parcel Service.

The Pulse: June 1

The Pulse: June 1

- June 1, 2020
This Week's Headlines:
  • Actor Matthew McConaughey, Wife Camila, Headline Donation of 25,000 Surgical Masks for UMC
  • UMC Opens ‘Clean Cube’ for COVID-19 Screening; 1st in U.S.
  • STARS Winners Still Shine Amongst Pandemic Limitations
  • Weekly Wellness – Tips for Improving Your Mental and Physical Wellness
The Pulse: May 20

The Pulse: May 20

- May 21, 2020
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Gets Second ‘A’ In Spring 2020 Hospital Safety Ratings
  • UMC Opens New Outpatient Surgical Center, Ready For Care
  • Nurses and Hospital Weeks 2020 Recognize Hard Work, Dedication
  • UMC, EPCH And TTP El Paso Urge Recovered El Pasoans To Donate Convalescent Plasma To Fight COVID-19
  • Access To Healthcare, Provider Connection Now A Phone Call Away
UMC, EPCH and TTP El Paso Urge Recovered El Pasoans To Donate Convalescent Plasma To Fight COVID-19

UMC, EPCH and TTP El Paso Urge Recovered El Pasoans To Donate Convalescent Plasma To Fight COVID-19

- May 4, 2020

University Medical Center of El Paso (UMC) El Paso Children’s Hospital (EPCH) and Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso (TTP El Paso) urge any individuals who have fully recovered from novel coronavirus (COVID 19) to donate convalescent plasma as a key weapon in the fight against the virus.

UMC Gets Second 'A' In Spring 2020 Hospital Safety Ratings

UMC Gets Second 'A' In Spring 2020 Hospital Safety Ratings

- April 30, 2020

University Medical Center of El Paso (UMC) is now among the safest hospitals in the nation, according to the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade system. UMC had previously been awarded an “A” in Spring 2019, becoming the only public hospital in Texas to achieve an “A” rating.

No-Visitor Policy

No-Visitor Policy

- March 23, 2020
This Week's Headlines:
  • In an effort to protect patients, physicians, staff and our community as novel corona virus (COVID-19) continues to spread within our community, University Medical Center of El Paso, El Paso Children's Hospital, The Hospitals of Providence, and Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare have implemented a no-visitor policy in all hospitals, beginning immediately.
The Pulse: February 7

The Pulse: February 7

- February 7, 2020
This Week's Headlines:
  • County, UMC Welcome New Northeast Emergency Department
  • UMC's HealthStart 2020 a Success, Breaks Record for Runners
  • Coffee with the CEO Q&A
  • January's Lunch and Learn
  • Preceptors Recognition
The Pulse: January 17

The Pulse: January 17

- January 17, 2020
This Week's Headlines:
  • 4th Quarter DAISY Award Winners
  • Dr. Alan Tyroch Speaks to Select Committee about Mass Violence Prevention
  • 2019 Leadership Program Graduates
  • Health Start 2020
Health Start 2020 - Feb. 1

Health Start 2020 - Feb. 1

- January 13, 2020

The third annual health event to officially kick off a year of fitness and Better Health in the Borderland, takes place 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at UMC West, located at 6600 N. Desert Boulevard in west El Paso.

2019

The Pulse: December 23

The Pulse: December 23

- December 27, 2019
This Week's Headlines:
  • Holiday Card from Jacob Cintron, President & CEO
  • Ugly Sweater Contests Winners
The Pulse: November 26

The Pulse: November 26

- December 5, 2019
This Week's Headlines:
  • 4th Quarter STARS Award Winners
  • Stars of Hope Delivered to UMC's First Responders
  • Estela Casas to Lead UMC and EPCH's Foundation
  • 2019 Innovation Award by El Paso Chamber of Commerce
The Pulse: October 21

The Pulse: October 21

- December 5, 2019
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC's Fitness Center Makes a "Strong" Comeback
  • V.I.Pink UMC Foundation Event
  • Coffee with CEO Q & A
  • Recognition of Departments
  • Customer Service Celebration
Estela Casas Joins EPCHD To Lead UMC and EPCH Foundations

Estela Casas Joins EPCHD To Lead UMC and EPCH Foundations

- November 6, 2019

Estela Casas, beloved news anchor for the border city of El Paso, joins University Medical Center and El Paso Children's hospital to come the Executive Director of the UMC and EPCH Foundation.

Annual MammoGlam Event Set for Saturday Oct. 19 at UMC West

Annual MammoGlam Event Set for Saturday Oct. 19 at UMC West

- October 18, 2019

Women throughout El Paso are invited to the 2019 MammoGlam Event, Saturday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to get an advanced 3-D diagnostic mammogram. Self-pay or uninsured mammogram screenings will cost no more than $50. The event takes place at UMC West Clinic, located at 6600 N. Desert Blvd.

The Pulse: September 30

The Pulse: September 30

- October 3, 2019
This Week's Headlines:
  • Power of Pink Kickoff
  • International Interpreters and Translators Day
  • Messages of Support from Hopsital Nationwide
  • UMC Director selected as "Friend of UTEP"
El Paso's Annual Power of Pink Kickoff Event Set For Sept. 27 at UMC

El Paso's Annual Power of Pink Kickoff Event Set For Sept. 27 at UMC

- September 18, 2019

University Medical Center of El Paso will host El Paso’s official welcome of Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Power of Pink, an annual event to raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of getting a mammogram.

The Pulse: September 10

The Pulse: September 10

- September 10, 2019
This Week's Headlines:
  • Summer 2019 Associate Picnic
  • Third Quarter STAR Award Winners
  • Third Quarter DAISY Award Winners
UPDATE: UMC, EPCH GIVE STATUS OF PATIENTS

UPDATE: UMC, EPCH GIVE STATUS OF PATIENTS

- August 15, 2019

University Medical Center of El Paso and El Paso Children’s Hospital provided an update on the patients treated at each hospital as a result of the mass casualty shooting at an El Paso Walmart on Aug. 3.

Shooting Victims Arrive at UMC, EPCH

Shooting Victims Arrive at UMC, EPCH

- August 3, 2019

UMC has received 13 patients related to today’s mass casualty shooting in El Paso. Patients are currently being treated by surgeons and specialists at UMC, joined by physicians and staff from Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso and El Paso Children’s Hospital.

The Pulse: July 22

The Pulse: July 22

- July 22, 2019
This Week's Headlines:
  • Top Golf: Associate Golf Event
  • Dr. Mendoza-Ladd Selected For Forward Program, Recognized By El Paso Mayor
The Pulse: July 1

The Pulse: July 1

- July 12, 2019
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Recognized for Quality Stroke Care
  • Communities of Excellence Recognition
UMC Recognized For Commitment To Quality Stroke Care By AHA/ASA

UMC Recognized For Commitment To Quality Stroke Care By AHA/ASA

- June 26, 2019

University Medical Center of El Paso (UMC) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

City of El Paso, UMC and EPISD earn Communities of Excellence Recognition

City of El Paso, UMC and EPISD earn Communities of Excellence Recognition

- June 24, 2019

The City of El Paso, El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) and University Medical Center (UMC) of El Paso were presented with the inaugural Communities of Excellence Pioneer Level Recognition on Monday, June 24, at the 26th Annual Quality Texas Foundation Conference.

The Pulse: June 11

The Pulse: June 11

- June 11, 2019
This Week's Headlines:
  • Quarterly DAISY and STARS Award Winners
  • Dennece Knight Retires from UMC Foundation
The Pulse: May 30

The Pulse: May 30

- May 30, 2019
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Earns Level 4 Maternal Designation 
  • UTEP Honors UMC With Golden Impact Award
UMC Acquires Highest Maternal Care Designation

UMC Acquires Highest Maternal Care Designation

- May 24, 2019

University Medical Center of El Paso is the recipient a Level IV designation for its maternal care, the highest possible rating from the Texas Department of State Health Services. UMC is now one of only three hospitals in Texas with the same level of certification. No other hospital in El Paso is as highly rated.

UMC Gets An ‘A’ In Latest Hospital Safety Ratings

UMC Gets An ‘A’ In Latest Hospital Safety Ratings

- May 15, 2019

University Medical Center of El Paso (UMC) is now among the safest hospitals in the nation, according to the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade system. This marks the first time that UMC achieved an “A” grade through the system.

The Pulse: April 30

The Pulse: April 30

- April 30, 2019
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Unveils New Mission, Vision Statements For El Paso
  • CARES Leaders Meet To Focus On Improvement And Mission
  • Associates Recognized: Michael Kennedy and Uziel Meza
The Pulse: April 15

The Pulse: April 15

- April 15, 2019
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Joins Statewide Program To Reduce Maternal Deaths
  • Two UMC Women Show Their Resolve In Annual Mighty Mujer
  • Welcome Sugey & LeTreshia To UMC's Fiscal & Resp. Care
Ray Davis Joins UMC As Organization's New CIO

Ray Davis Joins UMC As Organization's New CIO

- March 18, 2019

Ray Davis, one of El Paso’s most experienced health information leaders, joins University Medical Center of El Paso today as its new Chief Information Officer, overseeing all IT and electronic information services and programs.

The Pulse: March 18

The Pulse: March 18

- March 18, 2019
This Week's Headlines:
  • For Some, It's Déjà vu; For East El Paso, It's A Celebration
  • Ray Davis Joins UMC As Chief Information Officer
  • Center for Diagnostic and Advanced Endoscopy Nurses Again Recognized
The Pulse: March 4

The Pulse: March 4

- March 4, 2019
This Week's Headlines:
  • New Era Of Care Underway In Northeast Community
  • Three Times A DAISY Celebration Takes Place With Nurses Feb. 28
  • Save the Date: Ground Breaking March 15
The Pulse: Feb 18

The Pulse: Feb 18

- February 18, 2019
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC's Endoscopy Center Scores Another El Paso First
  • Coffee With CEO Brings More Opportunities To Focus On Service
  • Northeast Emergency Department Groundbreaking Set for March 1
UMC's Endoscopy Center Scores Another El Paso First

UMC's Endoscopy Center Scores Another El Paso First

- February 14, 2019

In yet another milestone for University Medical Center of El Paso, an extraordinarily advanced, successful procedure has been accomplished on a patient suffering complications from stomach cancer. The procedure has only been accompolished twice in Texas: Houson and earlier this week at El Paso's UMC.

The Pulse: Feb. 4

The Pulse: Feb. 4

- February 4, 2019
This Week's Headlines:
  • Health Start 2019 A Huge Success For Fitness, UMC
  • Former El Paso County Judge Ruben Vogt Joins UMC
The Pulse: Jan. 22

The Pulse: Jan. 22

- January 22, 2019
This Week's Headlines:
  • El Paso Health's Frank Dominguez To Head Statewide Association
  • Raising Future RNs
  • More Than 75 Years of UMC Experience Retire With Two Associates
The Pulse: Jan. 8

The Pulse: Jan. 8

- January 8, 2019
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Associate Garners National Interpreter Certification
  • UTEP, UMC Partner To Support Students With Pharmacy Services
  • UMC, El Paso Healthcare Community Step Up For Migrant Screening

2018

UMC West Selected As Site For Health Start 2019

UMC West Selected As Site For Health Start 2019

- December 27, 2018

University Medical Center recently announced that El Paso’s HealthStart 2019 will take place Feb. 2 at UMC West Clinic, Joins us for a 5k run, a 1-mile walk and dozens of health and fitness vendors from throughout El Paso. 

UTEP, UMC Announce Pharmacy Partnership For Students

UTEP, UMC Announce Pharmacy Partnership For Students

- December 20, 2018

The University of Texas at El Paso and the University Medical Center of El Paso today announced a new partnership that will bring new and greater access to pharmacy services for thousands of UTEP students.

The Pulse: Dec. 10

The Pulse: Dec. 10

- December 10, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • New STARS Get The Spotlight During Celebration, Ceremony
  • DAISY Winners Show Care For Patients, Bloom For The Quarter
  • Wellness Challenge Winners Take Stage With New Hoodies!
The Pulse: Nov. 20

The Pulse: Nov. 20

- November 20, 2018

Happy Thankgiving To Our UMC Family!

The Pulse: Nov. 12

The Pulse: Nov. 12

- November 12, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Garners National Recognition for Surgical Outcomes
  • UMC Unveils Stroke Monitoring Unit, Again Raises Standard
  • Annual Costume Contest Entertains, Thrills Oct. 31
UMC Garners National Recognition For Meritorious Outcomes from the American College of Surgeons

UMC Garners National Recognition For Meritorious Outcomes from the American College of Surgeons

- November 9, 2018

University Medical Center of El Paso joins 83 other hospitals across the country recently recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) as having achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2017.

UMC’s Poison Center Hosts Medication ‘Take Back Day’

UMC’s Poison Center Hosts Medication ‘Take Back Day’

- October 25, 2018

University Medical Center of El Paso’s West Texas Regional Poison Center will be the site of a major medication/pharmaceutical Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Poison Center located directly behind UMC.

The Pulse: Oct. 23

The Pulse: Oct. 23

- October 23, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • October's Breast Cancer Awareness Events A Success
  • Customer Service Week An Annual Hallmark of Care
The Pulse: Oct. 12

The Pulse: Oct. 12

- October 12, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • October Brings Breast Cancer Awareness To UMC
  • UMC's Laboratory Sees New Leadership: Roland Perea 
  • Yesterday A Hotel and Arby's, Tomorrow A UMC Central Clinic
UMC To Hold 'Mammothon Saturday' Oct. 20 At West Clinic

UMC To Hold 'Mammothon Saturday' Oct. 20 At West Clinic

- October 8, 2018

University Medical Center of El Paso offers women throughout El Paso the opportunity to get or register for a mammogram during UMC’s Community Mammothon from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the UMC West Clinic, on 6600 North Desert Boulevard (take Exit 8).

The Pulse: September 25

The Pulse: September 25

- September 25, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • New Year, New Opportunities Abound for FY19
  • Medical Staff Leadership Sees New Faces
  • A Wellness Check-In and Reminder About Continuing the Journey
The Pulse: September 10

The Pulse: September 10

- September 10, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • Insipration, Young Minds, Healthcare Bloom In Fabes
  • Welcome To Two New Leaders On Our UMC Team
  • Farewell To Our Friends, Associates As They Retire
The Pulse: August 16

The Pulse: August 16

- August 16, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Offers Community Only MedReturn Drop-Box
  • El Paso's Only Certified Baby-Friendly Hospital Celebrates Third Year
  • Not a 'Goodbye' but a 'See You Later!'
The Pulse: July 24

The Pulse: July 24

- July 24, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Clinics Celebrate 'First Year' With Community
  • UMC People In The News
  • Congratulations Go To UMC's Volunteers!
  • New Quality Management Director: Alice Fennell Takes the Reigns
The Pulse: June 26

The Pulse: June 26

- June 26, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • Summer Picnic To Bring Families, Fun Together
  • Coffee With CEO Gives Associates A Glimpse of What's Ahead
  • Summer Health: The Ugly Truth About Indoor Tanning--Don't Do It
El Pasoans Invited To Public Forum On Cancer

El Pasoans Invited To Public Forum On Cancer

- June 21, 2018

El Pasoans are invited to attend a special forum about the many risks and myths about breast cancer and many other gynecologic and oncology issues, at the UMC East Clinic, at 1521 Joe Battle, at 10 and 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23.

The Pulse: May 15

The Pulse: May 15

- May 16, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • 42 Years Later, David Matta Retires From UMC
  • Omar Villa Is UMC's New Chief Legal Officer
  • New Leaders Take Helm, Managing Clinics and Radiology
Omar Villa Joins UMC As New Chief Legal Officer

Omar Villa Joins UMC As New Chief Legal Officer

- May 16, 2018

Omar Villa joins University Medical Center of El Paso May 21 as the El Paso County Hospital District's Chief Legal Officer.

UMC Taking Part In Saturday's Medication 'Take-Back' Event

UMC Taking Part In Saturday's Medication 'Take-Back' Event

- April 25, 2018

University Medical Center of El Paso's West Texas Regional Poison Control has partnered with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to host a medication take-back event on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4325 Alberta.

‘RHP 15’ Stakeholder Forum Set For Friday At UMC’s East And West Clinics

‘RHP 15’ Stakeholder Forum Set For Friday At UMC’s East And West Clinics

- April 24, 2018

Regional Healthcare Partnership (RHP) 15, which includes El Paso County and Hudspeth County, is having a Stakeholder Forum April 27 at 9 a.m. at the UMC East Clinic, and later that same day, at 2 p.m. at the UMC West Clinic.

Memorial Fund Announced for Family of Middle School Student

Memorial Fund Announced for Family of Middle School Student

- April 20, 2018

A memorial fund has been set up by UMC Foundation for the family of Jonathan Benko.

University Medical Center Board Elects Henry Gallardo As New Chair

University Medical Center Board Elects Henry Gallardo As New Chair

- April 13, 2018

University Medical Center of El Paso’s Board of Managers this week has elected Henry Gallardo as the new UMC Board of Managers Chair. The Board’s former Chair, Steve DeGroat, was elected Vice Chair by the Board, and Joy Martinez was elected Board Secretary.

The Pulse: April 12

The Pulse: April 12

- April 12, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • Hall of Fame: UMC's Sandra Gonzalez Is In!
  • It's A Clean Sweep For UMC's Infection Control Team
  • UMC's Trauma Department Trains Associates To Stop The Bleed
The Pulse: March 21

The Pulse: March 21

- March 21, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center Ushers In New Era Of Brain Care
  • Associates' Questions Open Discussion At Coffee With The CEO
  • New STARS Sparkle AT UMC After Recent Ceremony
UMC Announces Comprehensive Stroke Certification

UMC Announces Comprehensive Stroke Certification

- March 16, 2018

The El Paso region and University Medical Center of El Paso made history March 9 with the announcement of Comprehensive Stroke Certification from The Joint Commission. Never before has a hospital in El Paso held Comprehensive Stroke Certification.

The Pulse: March 5

The Pulse: March 5

- March 5, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • Three New DAISY Award Winners Announced
  • Two Familiar Faces Prepare To Depart UMC After Decades
  • Notes Of Appreciation Echo In Quality, Service to Patients
The Pulse: Feb 13

The Pulse: Feb 13

- February 13, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Opens New Women & Teen Center
  • UMC Welcomes Craig Alpard To Grow Outpatient Services
  • It's February: Do you know your risks for Heart Disease?
The Pulse: Jan 31

The Pulse: Jan 31

- January 31, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • Health Start 2018 Starts Year Right
  • Flu & Cold Season Still Here For A Few Weeks
The Pulse: Jan 15

The Pulse: Jan 15

- January 15, 2018
This Week's Headlines:
  • Dr. Carmela Morales Joins UMC Endoscopy
  • UMC's Debbie Chasco Takes Reigns At SHEA
  • Associates Meet With Jacob, Have Meaningful Discussion