May 2021 - Progress Notes

UMC & UMCP's Employee Newsletter

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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: Dolores Kotulek, CPhT/Reimbursement Coordinator/Patient Advocate

  1. Who won the 2021 Nurse of the Year award?
  2. How many pedi beds and trauma beds are in the new Children’s Emergency Center?
  3. What did UMC rank out of the 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by the Women’s Choice Award®?
  4. How long has UMC has been reverified at the regions burn center?

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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