Latest News

  • Certified Medical Assistant Program at Frenship
    UMCP has partnered with Frenship High School to offer a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) course for the upcoming school year, and we cannot be more excited!
    Congratulations Spring Grads!!
  • Perfect Score for 18 Consecutive Years
    UMC is so proud of our Food and Nutrition Department for achieving their 18th consecutive perfect city health department inspection!
  • 2021 Nurse of the Year
    Congratulations to Morgan Gamble, 2021 Nurse of the Year! Morgan works in the neuro intensive care unit and has shown exceptional growth-- especially during the pandemic. She has strong leadership skills, superior teamwork, and exemplifies Service is Our Passion. Morgan is not just a shining example of UMC and its culture but is also a magnificent representative of the nursing profession in general.
  • UMC Becomes the First Hospital in the Region to Offer Next-Generation Heart Device
    Monday, May 24, 2021, UMC became the first hospital in the region to offer the next-generation WATCHMAN FLX™ device to patients with atrial fibrillation (irregular heart rhythm).
  • UMC to Thank Brown Elementary Teachers and Staff & Present a Check to the School
    UMC knows teachers go above and beyond every day to enrich the lives of children in our community—even more so this last year with having to find new ways to connect with and continue to teach students in the midst of a pandemic. UMC will say thank you to the staff of Brown Elementary School on Wednesday evening with a mask-uerade themed Teacher Appreciation Dinner.
  • UMC set to open an Outpatient Therapy & Rehab Center
    Today, UMC Health System finalized the purchase of Zach’s Club gym, located at 7105 Kewanee. UMC Team Rehab partnered with this Zach’s Club location in December 2012—almost 9 years ago—to provide outpatient physical therapy services to the surrounding community. Earlier this year, when Zach’s Club approached the health system with an option to purchase the facility, UMC saw the opportunity to expand services and access to the people of Lubbock county.
  • UMC Recognized for Converting Mom/Baby Rooms to Medical-Surgical Rooms During COVID-19 Pandemic
    Beginning this past August, UMC Health System in Lubbock, Texas, began experiencing a surge in COVID patients and decided to divert non-COVID patients to other floors in order to open up capacity. The Postpartum unit was among the units selected.
  • Healthgrades 2021 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™
    UMC received the Healthgrades 2021 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, and we cannot be more excited! This means, out of over 3,000 hospitals, UMC Health System is among the top hospitals nationwide for patient experience, according to Healthgrades, the leading marketplace that connects patients and providers.
  • Zero Heroes
    As most of you know, UMC has a goal of being a High Reliability Organization (HRO). This means, although we operate in high-risk environments, we aim for ZERO preventable harm. We are so proud to have multiple units making huge strides in achieving HRO!
  • Reverified as the Region’s Burn Center
    We are SO proud of the UMC Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center for being reverified by the American Burn Association as the regional burn center! This means UMC continues to be the regional burn center from Arizona to Dallas, and from Oklahoma to the Texas and Mexico border.
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioners Spotlight
    Our neonatal nurse practitioners serve as the primary caregiver to newborn infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). We want to thank our neonatal nurse practitioners for their hard work and passionate care for our smallest and most delicate patients.
  • Your Continued Success
    Because of your continued dedication and success, UMC was once again named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by the Women’s Choice Award®. UMC ranks 29 out of almost 500 major hospitals!
  • Brand New Children’s Emergency Center is Now Open
    UMC’s brand new Children's Emergency Center has opened and we cannot be more excited! The UMC Children’s Emergency Center is an emergency room just for kids, with access to more resuscitation and trauma rooms than any other hospital in West Texas.
  • We Love Our Nurses
    This National Nurses Week, we want to celebrate our hardworking nurses! Our nurses have been fighting on the frontlines while giving compassionate care to patients and their families. Explore below to view our nurses who won awards at our annual nurse’s breakfast earlier this month.
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