UMC CELEBRATES 107 YEARS OF HEALTHCARE IN BORDERPLEXFebruary 16, 2022
EL PASO, Texas University Medical Center (UMC) of El Paso is honored to recognize its 107th year of healthcare for El Paso County and the Borderplex region. Today, Jan. 26, UMC celebrates its history and the progress the hospital has made through the millions of healed patients, the hundreds of thousands of newborns, and the betterment of health for the community.
When it first opened its doors in 1915, it was known as El Paso County General Hospital. In 1959, the El Paso County Hospital District was created and approved by local voters, which paved the way for a new hospital building. The hospital was to be named R.E. Thomason General Hospital, in honor of Robert Ewing Thomason, a former mayor of El Paso and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.