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  • American Cancer Society and UMC Provide Better Access to Cancer Treatment
    Transportation is a foundational need in today’s society, even more so for cancer patients travelling to and from treatments regularly. The lack of funds, or means, for travel is a barrier UMC and the UMC Southwest Cancer Center are helping patients overcome, thanks to help from the American Cancer Society.
    Oct 16, 2018 | Full story
  • UMC Home Health is a 4-Star Agency
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has named UMC Home Health a 4-Star agency! For patients, it means they are receiving excellent care, and for employees it means they are providing excellent care.
    Sep 22, 2018 | Full story
  • The Best in Cardiac Rehabilitation for Over a Decade
    UMC’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program was recently re-certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
    Sep 22, 2018 | Full story
  • Highest Care for Tiniest Patients
    On Monday, August 13, the NICU at UMC was recognized and awarded a Level IV Designation by the Texas Department of State Health Services, the highest designation the State of Texas Provides. This means we provide the highest level of, and the most acute, care to neonatal patients.
    Sep 21, 2018 | Full story
  • All Roads Lead to Here
    It’s always exciting to welcome employees back to UMC after spending some time away! Recently, we welcomed two Emergency Center physicians back.
    Sep 5, 2018 | Full story
  • UMC Takes Steps to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
    More than 700,000 people die each year due to antimicrobial resistance infections. UMC Health System is taking steps to help.
    Aug 29, 2018 | Full story
  • UMC Viewing Room Provides Comfort and Privacy
    UMC recently completed a small renovation project to provide a better experience for patients’ loved ones. Our new and improved viewing room provides a comfortable, safe and private place to say goodbye to a loved one who passed away while at UMC.
    Jul 27, 2018 | Full story
  • UMC and Encompass Health Hold Groundbreaking for New Rehabilitation Hospital
    LUBBOCK, Texas, July 18, 2018 – Today, Birmingham, Ala.-based Encompass Health Corp. and UMC Health System broke ground on a new, 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital located beside the UMC Business and Technology Center on North Slide. The address for the rehab hospital is 5406 Colgate Street. The specialized hospital will offer a new service line for people in Lubbock and surrounding communities through its comprehensive rehabilitation services
    Jul 20, 2018 | Full story
  • UMC Gives Low-Income Families Car Seats
    Accidents (unintentional injuries) are the number one cause of death in children, according to the CDC, and three out of four car seats are installed wrong. Having a car seat, and making sure it’s installed properly, can help lessen the chances of death in an accident.
    Jul 19, 2018 | Full story
  • UMC Recognized for Quality Bariatric Surgery
    BlueCross and Blue Shield of Texas has recognized UMC with a Blue Distinction® Center designation in the area of bariatric surgery as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.
    Jul 18, 2018 | Full story
  • UMC Physicians Offers Identity Protection to Patients Potentially Affected by Data Breach
    UMC Physicians (UMCP) is notifying patients who may have been affected by a recent data breach. We are also providing patients, whose information may have been compromised, with information to safeguard against identity theft and fraud and are offering access to one year of credit monitoring and identity restoration services at no cost.
    Jul 11, 2018 | Full story
  • UMC Partners with Rural Hospital for Care
    UMC Health System and Muleshoe Area Medical Center have been involved in pioneering a Telemedicine program together. For a little over a year now, Muleshoe Area Medical Center has had access to video-calling UMC via computer when handling patients.
    Jul 9, 2018 | Full story
  • UMC Opens New Unit to Improve Patient Flow
    UMC Health System is pleased to announce the opening of our new 34-bed Outpatient Observation Unit.
    Jun 30, 2018 | Full story
  • Burn Survivors and their Families Celebrate Life
    UMC is hosting our annual Camp Amistad, a celebration for burn survivors and their families. This event provides a fun atmosphere to socialize and let loose and have fun! Families can swim, eat, dance, play games, win prizes, and enjoy spending time with others.
    Jun 30, 2018 | Full story
  • UMC becomes first Magnet hospital in West Texas
    UMC Health System has joined the ranks of the top seven percent of hospitals in the nation by earning the coveted “Magnet®” recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes top health care organizations in the nation for achieving nursing excellence.
    May 15, 2018 | Full story
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