March 2021 - Progress Notes

UMC & UMCP's Employee Newsletter

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Always Nurse Celebration

Twice a year, we host a celebration for our Always Nurses: nurses perceived as always responsive and communicating well, as indicated on patient surveys—our first event of 2020 was in February.

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.

Enter our Contest

Answer the questions below (answers are easy if you read the articles) in an email to, and your name will be put into a drawing for a $50 gift card. Good luck! This month’s winner is: Mary Smiley, HUC – Health Unit Coordinator, STAR Center

  1. How many patients has UMC social services connected to services in the LBK Community Network?
  2. What does an MTM Clinic do?
  3. When does the new UMC Family and Children’s Clinic open?
  4. Who are the two nurses that received top awards at the Always Nurse event?
  5. Name three of the services UMC Peer Support team offers.

Bonus entry: Recognize one of our employee graduates by submitting a Manage Up for them and submit proof in the form of a screenshot or photo.

*To take a screenshot after submitting, press control and print screen at the same time, then right click to paste into your entry email. A photo taken with a cell phone and inserted into an email is acceptable, as well.


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