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
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 six bed critical
care unit and four 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