Media Inquiries


As a leading teaching hospital, UMC Health System is recognized as a source of expert information on health related issues by the general public and news media. UMC Health System officials are available 365 days a year to assist news media seeking experts who can provide information on topics ranging from medical breakthroughs, research discoveries, opinions regarding healthcare market trends, etc.

Members of the media wishing to speak with UMC experts, or with patient families, should contact the Marketing Department at 806.775.8644 during normal business hours. After hours and weekends, contact may be made through the UMC Switchboard at 806.775.8200.

Patient Condition Information

Media searching for patient conditions should call UMC Marketing at 806.775.8644 during normal business hours or 806.224.6091 afterhours, weekends or holidays. Condition reports are available for all patients, unless the patient has requested privacy or been placed on a secured patient list by UMC or law enforcement. UMC will issue one-word condition updates as follows: satisfactory, serious, critical.

Interviews and Hospital Contacts

Media representatives should contact UMC Marketing for all interviews with hospital personnel. If a patient has consented to an interview with local media, please contact marketing for scheduling.

Eric Finley

Eric Finley

Communications Director

Office: 806.775.8644
Cell: 806.224.6091
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