#GivingTuesday is an opportunity to channel the generous spirit of the holiday season to inspire action around charitable giving. The UMC Foundation is joining thousands of non-profits worldwide to raise awareness and celebrate giving. Donations this year will be used to purchase Buzzy pain releiving units for the UMC Children’s Hospital.
The care our patients receive at UMC Health System is our number one priority. That’s why we’re proud to be among the hospitals recently recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for our excellence in implementing the Get With The Guidelines program.
UMC and UT Southwestern Medical Center have forged a new partnership in kidney transplantation, bringing the strengths of both facilities together, creating a patient-centric culture and providing an unsurpassed level of innovative and compassionate care.
Through this new partnership, patients from Lubbock and the surrounding areas will continue to receive pre-transplant treatment, waitlist management and post-transplant care from their established team at UMC, in collaboration with UT Southwestern specialists in Lubbock. Transplant surgeries will be performed at UT Southwestern’s state of the art facilities in Dallas.
Adults in the United States today are on average an inch taller and 25 pounds heavier than they were in the 1960. Since the mid-1970s, an increasing number have become overweight or obese. Sometimes, especially for medical reasons, bariatric surgery is the best option for the patient.
UMC Health System received an award from HealthGrades® for Outstanding Patient Experience™ again for the year of 2015. UMC was also awarded for Outstanding Patient Safety™. This distinctive award places UMC within the top 10% of hospitals nationwide for exemplary service to our patients. HealthGrades is America's most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes. HealthGrades online properties are the nation's leading destination for physician search and empower more than 170 million consumers annually to make informed healthcare decisions.
UMC Medical Help Line
Emergency rooms can’t offer advice over the phone, but UMC’s 24 Hour Medical Help Line can. So the next time you have a medical question about yourself or a loved one, call 806.746.8773 for free medical advice.
Welcome to UMC Health System. Located in Lubbock, Texas, UMC is the leader in comprehensive healthcare delivery in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. More than 400,000 patients a year have come to expect our dedication to service at the main campus and 23 regional health centers, operated by UMC Physician Network Services.
UMC is one of only two hospitals in Texas with both a Level 1 Trauma Center and a Regional Burn Center. UMC is a national leader in patient satisfaction, ranked among the top 10 percent in the nation by HealthGrades and winner of the Press Ganey Beacon of Excellence Award. Modern Healthcare ranked UMC as the top hospital to work for in the nation in 2014. Through UMC’s partnership with Texas Tech University, the health system produces groundbreaking research and innovative technology, including a number of nationally recognized clinical trials in breast and prostate cancers.
We hope you will choose UMC Health System, where Service is Our Passion.