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2021

The Pulse

The Pulse

- November 23, 2021
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC CEO: New Federal Requirements Call For Full Vaccination
  • Forums Teach UMC Associates How To "Be CAREageous!"
  • UMC Associates Bring Excellence To Customer Service
  • Best Of Luck To You, Blanca Villarreal
  • Happy Thanksgiving To All UMC Associates
  • Nurse Corps Loan Repayment
The Pulse

The Pulse

- October 27, 2021
This Week's Headlines:
  • Abigail Tarango Joins EPCHD To Lead Foundations
  • Neurosurgeon Dr. Frederic Lax Retires After 40 Years
  • Congratulations To New UMC CARES Ambassadors
  • UMC Psychologist Holds Growth and Wellness Seminar
  • Local Calls In El Paso Will Require 10 Digits
  • It's Time For The Annual R&R Costume Contest - Virtually...
ABIGAIL TARANGO JOINS EPCHD TO LEAD FOUNDATIONS

ABIGAIL TARANGO JOINS EPCHD TO LEAD FOUNDATIONS

- October 25, 2021

EL PASO, Texas – The El Paso County Hospital District (District) today announces that Dr. Abigail Tarango, former executive with the Ysleta Independent School District (YISD), is joining the District to lead the University Medical Center Foundation and the El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation.
As the new Executive Director, Abigail now heads a multimillion-dollar foundation that funds programs and healthcare that greatly benefit the people of El Paso. UMC Foundation donors have the power to improve patient experience, impact physician recruitment and advance medical care.

The Pulse

The Pulse

- October 19, 2021

This Week's Headlines:

  • October Offers $50 Mammograms For Uninsured Women
  • Unit Manager, Lucy Koneri, Keynote Speaker At Series
  • Dr. Jorge Burgos Donates $27,500 To Give Back To Hospital
  • Retirement Arrives For UMC Associates Emilia Marrero And Laura L. Quintana
  • Attend An Associate Gym Orientation, Oct. 27
  • UMC & TTUHSC Offer Conference On Blood Management 
  • Register Now For The 2nd Annual Cardiovascular Summit
The Pulse

The Pulse

- September 29, 2021
This Week's Headlines:
  • Vaccination Success: El Paso, UMC Get National Attention
  • Keep Yourself And Others Safe: Limit Your Elevator to Four
  • UMC Associates Can  Access Time Sheets on UMC Website
  • Give Blood And Be Part of Something Bigger Than Yourself
  • Register Online For 2nd Annual Cardiovascular Summit
The Pulse

The Pulse

- September 16, 2021

This Week's Headlines:

  • Art Compean Retires With Nearly 50 Years Of Service
  • Managing Stress, Anxiety Featured In PA's New Podcast
  • UMC Associates To Receive COVID-19 Booster Shots
  • 2nd Annual Sun City Cardiovascular Summit Set For November
The Pulse

The Pulse

- September 3, 2021
This Week's Headlines:
  • EPCHD's Fiscal 2022 Budget Approved by Commissioners
  • UMC Again Recognized for Stroke Care Excellence
  • Dr. Richard McCallum Ranked World Expert in His Field
  • Former UMC Pharmacy Residents Update Current Status
  • Denim Fridays and Scrubs FY22 Kicks Off September 8th
UMC AGAIN GARNERS NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR STROKE CARE

UMC AGAIN GARNERS NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR STROKE CARE

- August 27, 2021

EL PASO, Texas -- University Medical Center of El Paso (UMC) announced today it has been recognized for the second consecutive year by the American Heart Assocation and American Stroke Association, receiving the highest recognition possible from the American Heart Association. The award "Get With The Guidelines: Gold Plus, Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus, and Target Type 2 Diabetes" is given to certain comprehensive stroke centers able to achieve the highest level of quality metrics involving patient care and timing of treatments.

EPCHD’s Fiscal 2022 Budget Approved By Commissioners Court

EPCHD’s Fiscal 2022 Budget Approved By Commissioners Court

- August 23, 2021

Borderland residents on Monday received great news with the approval of the Fiscal 2022 Operating and Capital Budget for the El Paso County Hospital District (the District), ensuring the continued high level of healthcare provided by the district for another year. Additionally, the El Paso County Commissioners Court approved the District’s budget for Fiscal 2022, which included the reduction of our property tax rate from $0.267747 to $0.258145.

The Pulse

The Pulse

- August 20, 2021
This Week's Headlines:
  • Senator John Cornyn Praises High Level of Vaccinations
  • Triple-Digit Temps Doused with Bahama Bucks Treat
  • School Supply Kits Provided to UMC Associates for Kiddos
  • Xochitl Gamboa Fires Up Engines in ATV Safety Initiative
  • UMC Welcomes New Pharmacy Residents
The Pulse

The Pulse

- August 6, 2021
This Week's Headlines:
  • A Memorandum from R. Jacob Cintron on August 3, 2019
  • Panda Express Gives 10-Year Goal of $1 Million for EPCH
  • Aug. 7, Teens Learn to Ride their ATVs Like  a PRO
  • Noted: Amy Rohaley Provides Compassionate Care
The Pulse: July 19

The Pulse: July 19

- July 19, 2021
This Week's Headlines:
  • Re-Opening of Associate Gym Signals Things are Looking Up 
  • Vaccination Hub at El Paso County Coliseum Closes
  • Associates Have Fun at UMC Night at the Chihuahuas
The Pulse: June 25

The Pulse: June 25

- June 25, 2021
This Week's Headlines:
  • Memorandum Sent On Behalf Of R. Jacob Cintron: Juneteenth Celebration Shall Be Recognized & Remembered
  • Delivering Thanks That Lasts A Lifetime For New Mom & Son
  • UMC Recognizes June’s Significance As Pride Month
  • Check Out UMC’s Better Health In The Borderland Podcast
National Hospital Association Honors University Medical Center Of El Paso With Gage Award For COVID-19 Program

National Hospital Association Honors University Medical Center Of El Paso With Gage Award For COVID-19 Program

- June 24, 2021

America’s Essential Hospitals, a national trade association, has recognized University Medical Center of El Paso (UMC) for its effort to allow family visitation, after restrictions began to lift, for those who were critically ill in our COVID-19 ICU.

El Paso Gets First Mobile Stroke Unit

El Paso Gets First Mobile Stroke Unit

- May 27, 2021

University Medical Center of El Paso announced today the unveiling and introduction of the most advanced Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU) in the world, a specialized vehicle designed to provide rapid response to stroke victims throughout El Paso, during ceremonies at the El Paso County Coliseum.

UMC's unit is the first of its kind in the world - because it has the 16-slice OmniTom scanner. All other MSUs have an 8-slice CereTom or a Siemens scanner. The advanced system on the UMC unit allows physicians to see more images of the brain while producing them faster than previous systems.

The Pulse: May 17

The Pulse: May 17

- May 17, 2021
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Nurses Recognized By The Texas Nurses Foundation and Texas Nurses Association For ‘The Year Of The Nurse’
  • El Paso County Hospital District Recognized For Quality Texas Foundation Achievement Award
  • UMC Receives Scrub Donation From Scherr Legate Attorneys
  • UMC Celebrated Hospital Week for 2021 – Hope And Healing
UMC, EPCH Urge Pre-Registration for Vaccination of Youths 12-15; Website Portal and Telephone Lines Open and Ready

UMC, EPCH Urge Pre-Registration for Vaccination of Youths 12-15; Website Portal and Telephone Lines Open and Ready

- May 12, 2021

University Medical Center of El Paso and El Paso Children’s Hospital are urging parents to pre-register their children, ages 12-15, in anticipation of open vaccination with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Parents can go online 24/7 at www.UMCelpaso.org or call from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at (915) 975-8901 to secure their registration.

Parents can also bring their children to the El Paso County Coliseum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, without an appointment, for walkup vaccination. Parents and children must have a valid form of identification when arriving for vaccination.

The Pulse: April 30

The Pulse: April 30

- April 30, 2021
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Celebrates the 41st Associate Honors Awards for 2020
  • UMC 2020 Emerging Leadership Award and Impact Award
  • UMC Recognizes High Honoree Associates
  • Full List of Recognized UMC Associates
The Pulse: April 15

The Pulse: April 15

- April 15, 2021
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Board of Managers Members Joy Martinez and Miguel Fernandez Depart After Six Years Of Service And Dedication
  • UMC Foundation Receives Generous Donation From Local El Paso Albertsons To Support Hospital Patients, Programs
  • CARES Ambassadors Graduate From Spring Class
  • UMC Digestive Health Center Performs First Advanced Procedure Reducing Patients Reoccurring Visits
  • UMC Provides First-Ever Post-COVID Rehab Program
  • Estela Casas To Depart UMC From Role At Foundations
The Pulse: April 1

The Pulse: April 1

- April 1, 2021
This Week's Headlines:
  • CARES Place Atrium Opens For All Associates – In Honor Of Their Dedication And Compassion To Hospital’s Patients
  • University Medical Center Associates Win Third Place Overall At National Case Competition
  • UMC Announces 2021 Second Quarter STARS Award Winners
  • Bank Of America Recognized With Plaques For Donations, Generosity to UMC and EPCH During COVID-19 Pandemic
The Pulse: March 15

The Pulse: March 15

- March 16, 2021
This Week's Headlines:
  • Moment Of Triumph – After 133 Days Patient Wins COVID Battle
  • CEO Sends Message To All Staff: Wearing A Mask Continues
  • March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – Q & A Health Check With UMC’s Gastroenterologist Dr. Carmela Morales
The Pulse: March 2

The Pulse: March 2

- March 3, 2021
This Week's Headlines:
  • City & UMC Partner On COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Process
  • UMC Records Fewest Seasonal Flu Cases In Years: Mask Wear?
  • When It Comes To Healthcare Social Media, El Pasoans Turn To UMC
City and County Partner Centralizing COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Process

City and County Partner Centralizing COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Process

- February 26, 2021

The City and County of El Paso are preparing to centralize the registration process for the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Through the Communities of Excellence Program, we have continued to strengthen our partnership with University Medical Center. We have conducted Lean Six Sigma training together and have been able to reduce wait times at our testing and vaccine sites because of it,” said City Manager Tommy Gonzalez. “Today’s announcement is yet another example of our collaboration. By working together, we are demonstrating to state and federal officials that we are ramping up our coordination and communication efforts as a community to be able to put more shots in arms quicker and more efficiently.”

“Data collection and understanding of how our vaccination process is unfolding have become exceedingly important to guide the direction and location of our community’s vaccination programs,” said Jacob Cintron, UMC President & CEO.“

The Pulse: February 16

The Pulse: February 16

- February 19, 2021
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Continues Vaccinating El Pasoans – A Timeline Review
  • UMC Celebrates February As American Heart Month
Vaccine Delay Forces Rescheduling Of 5,000 Moderna 2nd Dose Recipients Previously Scheduled For Feb. 14 - 18

Vaccine Delay Forces Rescheduling Of 5,000 Moderna 2nd Dose Recipients Previously Scheduled For Feb. 14 - 18

- February 12, 2021

University Medical Center of El Paso announces today that, due to a delay in receiving its second dose of Moderna from the State of Texas, UMC will be making the following changes to next week's schedule:

  • Only those individuals with an appointment for second dose Moderna between Feb. 14 and 18 will be rescheduled for an appointment at a later date. UMC is directly contacting those affected by this change. Once we have confirmation as to when the second dose of Moderna will arrive, we will be contacting each of those individuals to schedule their appointment.
    • NOTE: CDC guidelines currently allow for a second dose to be administered within six weeks after the initial dose.
The Pulse: January 22

The Pulse: January 22

- February 1, 2021
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC – A Hospital Leading The COVID-19 Vaccination In El Paso
  • UMC Christmas Project Brings Joy To El Paso Families
  • Remembering The Life OF Evangelina Fauntroy
UMC RECOGNIZES 106 YEARS OF SERVICE TO EL PASO; A HISTORY OF COMMUNITY CARE, EXCELLENCE, COMPASSION

UMC RECOGNIZES 106 YEARS OF SERVICE TO EL PASO; A HISTORY OF COMMUNITY CARE, EXCELLENCE, COMPASSION

- January 26, 2021

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, and sometime during this day, 106 years ago, the hospital known today by the borderland as University Medical Center of El Paso, was born. Through the last century, UMC has healed many millions (yes, millions) of El Pasoans, and continues to provide an ever evolving and improving high standard of care.

The Pulse: January 8

The Pulse: January 8

- January 18, 2021
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Celebrates 2021 With The Hospital’s Newest Baby – Lucas
  • UMC Associates Receive Early Christmas Surprise Of Treats
  • Tips for Improving Your Mental and Physical Wellness In 2021

2020

The Pulse: December 22

The Pulse: December 22

- December 28, 2020
This Week's Headlines:
  • ‘Light At The End Of The Tunnel’ UMC COVID-19 Vaccinations On
  • UMC Partner El Paso Health Donates 2,500 Masks
  • UMC Announces 2020 4th Quarter STARS Award Winners
  • We Will Defeat COVID-19 Household By Household, Family By Family’ – By El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego
UMC RESPONDS TO SOCIAL MEDIA COMMENTS REGARDING NURSE VACCINATION

UMC RESPONDS TO SOCIAL MEDIA COMMENTS REGARDING NURSE VACCINATION

- December 17, 2020

After numerous reports emerged on social media claiming one of the five nurses receiving a vaccination on Tuesday did not receive a full dose of vaccine, we want to remove any doubt raised that he was not fully vaccinated and further strengthen confidence in the vaccination process. The nurse in question today was vaccinated again (see attached picture taken today).

UMC, EPCH And TTP Of El Paso Healthcare Teams Near Arrival Of COVID-19 Vaccines

UMC, EPCH And TTP Of El Paso Healthcare Teams Near Arrival Of COVID-19 Vaccines

- December 16, 2020

University Medical Center of El Paso anticipates the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines Tuesday morning (tentatively 8:30 a.m.), bringing nurses, physicians and many others who are exposed daily to COVID-19 long-sought protection to continue caring for El Paso.

Of the more than 2,900 doses expected to arrive, UMC has asked its partners at El Paso Children’s Hospital, Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso, the Medical Examiner’s Office, affiliated community physicians, and emergency medical technicians, to provide names of frontline healthcare staff to be vaccinated at UMC. These healthcare workers will be vaccinated throughout the next week at UMC.

UMC Prepares For Vaccines After FDA Approval; Set To Share With Partner Organizations’ Providers

UMC Prepares For Vaccines After FDA Approval; Set To Share With Partner Organizations’ Providers

- December 14, 2020

University Medical Center of El Paso is making preparations for the vaccination of its frontline healthcare staff to take place after the anticipated receipt of more than 2,900 doses of a vaccine targeting the COVID-19 virus. Of the more than 2,900 doses expected to arrive, UMC has asked its partners at El Paso Children’s Hospital, Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso, the Medical Examiner’s Office, affiliated community physicians, and emergency medical technicians, to provide names of frontline healthcare staff to be vaccinated at UMC.

The Pulse: December 9

The Pulse: December 9

- December 9, 2020
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Receives Certificate Of Recognition From TexasAIM
  • What You Need To Know About COVID-19 Vaccines
  • UMC Foundation Receives $152,000 For Respiratory Equipment
El Paso County Hospital District Catastrophe Notice - Extension

El Paso County Hospital District Catastrophe Notice - Extension

- December 3, 2020

Extension of prior Catastrophe Notice

HHS Finds No Merit In Conditions Stated In Social Media Report; Finds Issues 'Unsubstantiated'

HHS Finds No Merit In Conditions Stated In Social Media Report; Finds Issues 'Unsubstantiated'

- December 1, 2020

After a travel nurse, visiting UMC for 2.5 weeks, recently shared her perspective on social media, Texas Health and Human Services arrived at UMC unannounced, to investigate if the reports were accurate. In all areas of concern, the survey/inspection found all items unsubstantiated.

The Pulse: November 24

The Pulse: November 24

- November 24, 2020
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC President & CEO Jacob Cintron Sends Special Thanksgiving Message To All District Associates
  • UMC Garners Recognition For Excellence In Surgical Care, Quality
  • Veterans Of UMC Are Recognized On Veterans Day
UMC Garners National Recognition For Excellence In Surgical Care, Quality

UMC Garners National Recognition For Excellence In Surgical Care, Quality

- November 18, 2020

University Medical Center of El Paso has garnered the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program’s recognition as a meritoriously performing hospital, one of only 88 in the nation to receive this recognition. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) announced recently (October 2020) that UMC is a meritoriously performing ACS NSQIP hospital. UMC is the largest public hospital on the US / Mexico border and is the only such hospital along the border to receive this recognition.

El Paso County Hospital District Catastrophe Notice

El Paso County Hospital District Catastrophe Notice

- November 17, 2020

In the last 30 days the County of El Paso has been under a COVID-19 Siege. On 10-27-20 the positivity rate 7 day rolling average was at 17.25% and as of November 7,2020 it is 25.11%. This is a nearly 554% increase in positivity rate since September. All of our employees have been working under tremendous circumstances- please see world news reports.

The Pulse: November 9

The Pulse: November 9

- November 16, 2020
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Prepares El Paso With Drive-Through Flu Vaccinations
  • EndoFLIP Technology For UMC's GI Department
  • UMC CARES Ambassadors Graduate From Inagural Class
  • UMC Recognized As AHA Member For 50 Years
UMC Extends Flu Vaccinations Due To High Demand, Thursday, Friday At El Paso County Coliseum

UMC Extends Flu Vaccinations Due To High Demand, Thursday, Friday At El Paso County Coliseum

- October 8, 2020

University Medical Center of El Paso has EXTENDED its special "drivethrough" flu vaccination event, due to overwhelming demand for vaccinations. El Pasoans can be vaccinated from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9 at the El Paso County Coliseum for children and adults (ages 4 and up). El Pasoans can remain in their cars and safely vaccinated for this year’s flu season. Most insurance will cover the cost of each vaccination, however for anyone wanting self-pay or uninsured, the cost is only $10.

The Pulse: October 2

The Pulse: October 2

- October 2, 2020
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Acquires Border Pediatrics To Strengthen Pediatric Care Throughout Borderland Region
  • UMC & Yamaha Team Up For Successful ATV Safety Course
  • UMC Announces 2020 4th Quarter STARS Award Winners
  • UMC Prepares El Paso With Drive-Through Flu Vaccinations
  • Wildflower: The Miracle Story Of UMC Patient Jaclyn Pellicotte
UMC Urges Women To Get A Mammogram During October

UMC Urges Women To Get A Mammogram During October

- September 30, 2020

October and breast cancer awareness are here again and University Medical Center of El Paso urges women to take a few minutes to schedule a wellness mammogram today by calling (915) 200-2662. Don't delay this simple and important annual exam. Mammograms are covered under most insurance plans. During October, for uninsured or self-pay patients, 3D screenings and readings are only $50.

UMC Is Preparing El Paso For Flu Season With Special Mass Drive-Through Flu Vaccinations

UMC Is Preparing El Paso For Flu Season With Special Mass Drive-Through Flu Vaccinations

- September 28, 2020

University Medical Center of El Paso is conducting a special "drive through" flu vaccination event for all, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7 at the El Paso County Coliseum for children and adults (ages 4 and up). El Pasoans can remain in their cars and safely vaccinated for this year’s flu season. Most insurance will cover the cost of each vaccination, however for anyone wanting self-pay or uninsured, the cost is only $10.

UMC Acquires Border Pediatrics To Strengthen Pediatric Care Throughout El Paso

UMC Acquires Border Pediatrics To Strengthen Pediatric Care Throughout El Paso

- September 18, 2020

University Medical Center of El Paso has acquired both locations of Border Pediatrics, a longtime provider of high quality pediatric care in El Paso. Border Pediatrics will continue its care and remain located at 4500 N. Mesa in west El Paso, and 10211 Alameda in El Paso’s lower valley. This new UMC presence provides El Pasoans more options for enhanced pediatric care. Dr. Ruben R. Roncallo and his medical staff are now UMC Associates and will continue to see patients at both locations, now known as UMC Border Pediatrics.

UMC and Yamaha Team Up for Youth ATV Safety Course

UMC and Yamaha Team Up for Youth ATV Safety Course

- September 3, 2020

University Medical Center of El Paso in conjunction with Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative and ATV Safety Institute, invites all youth riders (ages 12 - 15) to take the ATV RiderCourse, Saturday, Sept. 26, at San Felipe Park near Cattleman’s Steakhouse. FREE Helmet and Goggles to all participants!

The Pulse: August 26

The Pulse: August 26

- August 26, 2020
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC, Bravo, UMC Foundation Bring New Monitor To UMC, For UMC Associates, News, Updates
  • Texas Gov. Appoints Dr. Alan Tyroch to Trauma Advisory Council
  • Steve DeGroat, Selected as UTEP Distinguished Alumni for 2020
  • UMC Patients Share Gratitude of Care They Received
UMC, Bravo Chevrolet Cadillac, UMC Foundation Announce Unveiling of Gift to Frontline Healthcare Workers

UMC, Bravo Chevrolet Cadillac, UMC Foundation Announce Unveiling of Gift to Frontline Healthcare Workers

- August 19, 2020

University Medical Center of El Paso, Bravo Chevrolet Cadillac and UMC Foundation jointly announce the unveiling of a large-screen video system, made possible through a $10,000 donation by Bravo Chevrolet Cadillac President, Raymond Palacios.

The Pulse: August 3

The Pulse: August 3

- August 10, 2020
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Reflects on a Year Since Aug. 3rd
  • UMC, EPCH Open 'CARES Place'
  • UMC Receives Stroke Quality Achievement Award
  • Emergency Department Commits to 'Mission To Zero'
The Pulse: July 22

The Pulse: July 22

- July 22, 2020
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC' Neurosurgery Team Ushers in Brain Tumor Board
  • 2nd Quarter Daisy Award Winners
  • CARES From the Heart to Emphasize Values, Performance
  • ICU Staff Receives 'Thank You' From Friends of Patient
  • 2019 Leadership Award Winners
The Pulse: July 1

The Pulse: July 1

- July 6, 2020
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Hires New Chief Nursing Officer
  • UMC Becomes Only Hospital in El Paso to Adopt Whole Blood
  • 40th Annual Associate Service Awards 
UMC Hires New Chief Nursing Officer

UMC Hires New Chief Nursing Officer

- June 23, 2020

University Medical Center of El Paso has a new “top nurse” today as it announces the hiring of Amyra (Amy) Daher asits new Chief Nursing Officer. Amy most recently was the Assistant Chief Nursing Officer to UMC’s Interim Chief Nursing Officer Roxanne Weisendanger, who will become the new Chief Nursing Officer at El Paso Children’s Hospital.

The Pulse: June 16

The Pulse: June 16

- June 16, 2020
This Week's Headlines:
  • UMC Opens Antibody Testing to All Associates
  • UMC's OR Team Participates in National Time-Out Day
  • 'Pit Crew' Works Fast, Efficient to Ready 3rd Floor
  • UMC West Clinic's Rehab Team Helps Violence Victims 
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