University Medical Center Today
The evolution of Thomason Hospital to the new University Medical Center of El Paso, the creation of the four-year Paul F. Foster School of Medicine and the approval and construction of the new El Paso Children’s Hospital forms the epicenter of some of the most important economic development in El Paso in decades bringing more doctors, more jobs, better health care, and better opportunities for the children of our community.
The Medical Center of Americas’ planned campus of facilities dedicated to health research, health delivery, health education and economic development lays the groundwork for a true medical center for all El Pasoans with a combined estimated economic impact to the El Paso community estimated to be close to $1 billion dollars and 10,000 jobs by year 2020.
The only remaining not-for-profit public hospital in the El Paso community, University Medical Center of El Paso plays a vital role as a safety net that provides a significant level of care to low-income, uninsured and other vulnerable populations in El Paso and throughout the region. Today, one in three El Pasoans is uninsured. While most worked all or part of last year or have lived with a family member who worked, their employer may not have offered employer-sponsored coverage or other affordable healthcare options.
The hub of healthcare in the region, University Medical Center of El Paso continues to grow in response to the needs of its diverse patient population. Regardless of need, University Medical Center of El Paso provides each and every one of its clients superior inpatient and outpatient care, a prestigious, renowned and expanding medical staff, award winning professional nurses, the most advanced medicine, one of the busiest Level One Trauma Centers in the United States and a modern and expanding hospital environment.
As an academic teaching hospital, University Medical Center of El Paso trains the doctors and nurses of tomorrow. The addition of the new El Paso Children’s Hospital in 2012 expands the academic environment even farther. Children’s Hospitals train nearly 30 percent of all pediatricians and nearly half of all pediatric subspecialists. El Paso Children's will play a vital role in the clinicial leadership development of the pediatric community that will serve El Paso in future generations.
- 12/02/13 Maya Angelou To Be Featured Speaker At El Paso Children's 2014 Milagro Gala
- 11/27/13 COSTCO Donated $14,266.00 to Children's Miracle Network
- 11/25/13 University Medical Center Foundation Awarded $40,000 Grant From Bank of America Foundation
- 10/23/13 "The Perfect Turnover” Raises Over $200,000 To Benefit El Paso Children's Hospital
- 10/08/13 UMC Foundation Receives $5000 from Shamaley Ford