Latest News

  • UMC Opens Brand New Children’s Emergency Center
    UMC is opening our brand-new Children’s Emergency Center. The new campus is an emergency room just for kids, with access to more resuscitation and trauma rooms than any other hospital in West Texas.
  • Meet UMC Hospitalist Advanced Practice Providers
    Advanced Practice Providers, or APPs, are medical providers, such as Nurse Practitioners or Physician’s Assistants, who are trained and educated similarly to physicians. We’ve reserved some space right here to spotlight these special people in our health system quarterly!
  • ADDY’s at the Drive-In
    We are so proud of the UMC Marketing team for promoting our health system and putting us on the map! Their dedication to representing our hospital helps us meet crucial goals, such as: fulfilling our mission: Service is our Passion, increasing our market share, providing information to help our community, and much more!
  • UMC Thirty Minute Club: Empowering Employees
    UMC’s Thirty Minute Club (TMC) helps us all live out Service is our Passion. TMC is made up of employees from across the health system joining together to donate 30 minutes of pay each pay period to encourage and empower fellow employees and the patients we serve.
  • UMC Taking A Stand Against Child Abuse
    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and UMC is playing a part in taking a stand. In Lubbock County, an average of 3 children per day become confirmed victims of abuse and neglect. On April 1, UMC Children’s Hospital hosted “Pinwheels for Prevention” to raise awareness for child abuse and neglect.
  • Advanced Illness Nurses Spotlight
    UMC is proud of our advanced illness nurses, who work hard to alleviate the hardships for patients who suffer from a serious illness such as cancer, heart failure, and liver disease. These nurses collaborate with physicians and nurses in the emergency center and in the hospital to make the advanced care planning process as smooth as possible.
  • MICU Why
    This past year has been tough on our hospital staff and patients. Despite it all, UMC Heroes have remained diligent in caring—you haven’t forgotten your why.
  • Thank You, UMC Heroes, for A Year of Battle
    We have officially dedicated a year of hard work to battle this pandemic, which called for an appreciation day!
  • Our Peer Support Team Always Has Your Back
    UMC’s greatest asset is YOU, the employees who work here. Being a UMC Hero is not easy, and often times you battle in stressful situations which can interfere with the ability to function. The Peer Support Team at UMC is here to provide resources for these high stress situations.
  • Always Nurse Celebration
    Twice a year, we host a celebration for our Always Nurses: nurses perceived as always responsive and communicating well, as reflected by survey scores. An Always Nurse consistently out-performs his or her peers in communication, responsiveness, and compassionate, patient-centered care.
  • Thank you for 40 Years of Service, Jackie Buck
    Jackie Buck has dedicated 40 years of his life to UMC. We are so grateful for his service in our health system! Read below to learn what he loves about UMC and why he continues to work here.
  • UMC Home Health & Hospice Is Now Accepting Patients
    Last year we shared with you that UMC Health System entered into a joint venture partnership with Amedisys, a leading provider of home health, hospice and personal care. We are now excited to announce the opening of UMC Home Health & Hospice, an Amedisys partner, which will serve patients in a 50-mile radius of Lubbock, including: Lubbock, Hale, Crosby, Lynn, Hockley, Lamb, Terry, Garza and Floyd Counties.
  • Groundbreaking of Brand New UMC Family and Children's Clinic
    We are excited to announce the groundbreaking of our new UMC Family and Children's Clinic, set to open early 2022!
  • Pharmacy Savings for UMC Heroes
    The UMC Outpatient Pharmacy and the UMC Health Plan are excited to announce a new benefit for UMC Health Plan members! On March 3, the new Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Clinic opened to YOU.
  • The First Health System to Join the LBK Community Network
    UMC Health System is a proud member of the LBK Community Network, and our Social Services Department has done a wonderful job joining smoothly! The LBK Community Network is a collaborative alliance of community-based organizations (CBOs) committed to working together to more effectively to improve the lives and well-being of those we serve.
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