Our community and the news media recognize UMC Health System as a source of expert information on health-related issues. UMC Health System officials are available 365 days a year to assist news media experts. We provide information on topics ranging from medical breakthroughs, research discoveries, healthcare market trends, and more.
To speak with UMC experts or with patient families, contact UMC’s Chief Experience Officer at 806.775.8748 during normal business hours. Contact us through the UMC Switchboard at 806.775.8200 during after-hours and weekends.
Patient Condition Information
Media searching for patient conditions should call UMC’s Chief Experience Officer at 806.775.8748 during normal business hours. Contact 806.252.3848 during after-hours, on weekends, or on holidays. Unless the patient requests privacy or is on a secured patient list by UMC or law enforcement, condition reports are available. UMC will issue one-word condition updates as follows: satisfactory, serious, and critical.
Interviews and Hospital Contacts
Media representatives should contact UMC’s Chief Experience Officer at 806.775.8748 for all interviews with hospital personnel. If a patient has consented to an interview with local media, please get in touch with us for scheduling.
Chief Experience Officer