In 1993, UMC Health System became the first facility in Texas to receive the Texas Department of Health's Level I trauma designation. We are very proud of this designation and remain the region's only Level I Trauma Center today.
This designation recognizes UMC's commitment in establishing a comprehensive trauma center. For the residents of this region, this means UMC provides the most sophisticated and comprehensive trauma care available for trauma and burn patients.
Since 1976, UMC has provided pre-hospital care to patients in Lubbock County. Today, UMC EMS boasts 14 fully equipped intensive care ambulances.
In addition, UMC is home to a state-of-the-art communication center for UMC EMS, which also serves as the regional transport center for West Texas and Eastern New Mexico.
As a Level I Trauma Center, UMC has a fully trained team of staff members in all areas of the hospital ready to respond and care for trauma patients 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. This includes a dedicated operating suite immediately accessible to the trauma team, with an in-house compliment of physicians.
UMC is home to a 21-bed Surgical and Trauma ICU. This facility is fully equipped and staffed to handle the most critically injured patient. UMC's Timothy J. Harner Burn Center houses a 6 bed critical care unit and 4 bed step-down unit staffed with nurses and burn technicians qualified to care for all types of burns. Our Burn Center is the only burn unit in the region.
UMC's partnership with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center allows for Texas Tech's Department of Surgery to provide surgical care for the injured patient (including trauma surgeons, critical care coverage, burn surgeons, neurosurgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery and facial trauma).
An integral part of the recovery process for the injured patient is rehabilitation. UMC provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and social services in both in-patient and out-patient settings. As a Level I Trauma Center, UMC is committed to beginning the recovery process upon admission. All UMC departments and employees are committed to providing the best possible care to our trauma patients.
From exceptional nurses and therapists to highly skilled surgeons, UMC's team of specialists is ready 24 hours a day, 7 day week. Our Level I Trauma Center provides the best in trauma care for our region and we are dedicated to providing the finest patient care in the region and the country.