36 Hours of Miracles was the theme for the 2014 KLLL City Bank CMN Radiothon held on February 26th and 27th at the South Plains Mall. It ended with a total of $171,554 raised, but donations continue to come in. Currently the total is over $173,000! We want to thank everyone that helped make this event a great success!
The 2014 UMC Gala, held on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Overton Hotel & Conference Center, far exceeded its $250,000 fundraising goal by bringing in $315,000 for the Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center. Honored guest, Hunter Hardaway, center, accepted the check along with Drs. John Griswold and Sharmila Dissanaike. Hunter is a volunteer firefighter who was burned while battling a wildfire in 2012 and was treated at UMC. A special thanks goes to the businesses and individuals whose generosity to UMC supports patients like Hunter.
Golfers from the Permian Basin raised $20,600 for the UMC burn center at the Stream-Flo Golf Tournament in Midland on Tuesday, October 22. All proceeds from the tournament at Ranchland Hills Country Club will benefit the UMC Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center, which is currently undergoing a major expansion and renovation. Since its inception in 1962, Stream-Flo has grown from a Canadian company to an international operation in more than 50 countries. Stream-Flo manufactures wellheads, emergency shutdown systems and check value equipment for oil fields around the globe.
Summer is ending and that means flu season is on it’s way. Be prepared this year by making sure you get your flu shot. Along with washing your hands and covering coughs and sneezes it’s the best way to prevent spreading the flu. You can get your flu shot at many UMC Physician Network Services clinics across the South Plains.
The UMC Pediatric Satellite Pharmacy held its grand opening on February 12, 2014 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. This specialized pharmacy was created in order to provide a safer and more efficient delivery of prescribed medications to its pediatric patients. The UMC Pediatric Pharmacy is staffed with specialized practitioners who are educated specifically with pediatric drug information. A special thank you to the UMC team in providing services that help improve the care we provide for our children and the Ritchie family for their generous donation that funded the construction of the Pediatric Pharmacy.
10 year old Thien was diagnosed with a neurofibromatosis NF1 tumor of his left eye and face. Thien’s case was brought to the UMC Foundation and he and his family were able to come from Vietnam to UMC where a team of physicians operated successfully and were able to remove 90% of the tumor, reconstruct the orbital bone and restore Thien’s vision.
UMC Health System received an award from HealthGrades® for Outstanding Patient Experience™ again for the year of 2013. 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.
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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 300,000 patients a year have come to expect our dedication to service and the top-tier care we provide.
Since opening in 1978, UMC has been the first hospital to offer several lifesaving services in our region.
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. Patients of the UMC Southwest Cancer Center are treated with the most modern medical systems and cancer treatments available, right here in Lubbock.
UMC Health System employs over 3,200 people, and our hospital has consistently been ranked among the 10% of employers nationally, based on employee satisfaction. In 2013, UMC was named the number one Best Company to Work For in Texas.
We hope you will choose UMC Health System, where Service is Our Passion.