UMC is proud to announce our recent recognition by Safe Kids Worldwide as a designated center. We are the only hospital in the region to be recognized as such and look forward to increasing our educational scope with this opportunity.
This designation provides us with access to a network of trauma coordinators as well as resources and possible funding to enable us to provide the community with even more educational events about injury prevention. Helping UMC lead pediatric trauma efforts in our region, it adds to our current kids’ safety prevention efforts, which include car seat safety classes and burn prevention education.
“We are passionate about injury prevention, and we want to do whatever it takes to keep the children of our community safe in this way,” Joe Noah, UMC Outreach and Injury Prevention Coordinator, said about the recognition.
UMC Trauma and Burn Services does not limit their outreach and education to Lubbock county, but travels to other counties in the surrounding area as well. This designation can increase the impact of this scope and benefit Lubbock and the greater South Plains communities.
About Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide in the United States takes action to provide proven and practical ways to keep kids safe. They host safety events, conduct workshops in everything from schools to hospitals, advocate for effective legislation, and distribute safety devises such as car seats, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, helmets, and personal floatation devices. Just as important, they also teach parents, caregivers and children how to use these important resources correctly.
Safe Kids Lubbock is led by UMC, which provides dedicated and caring staff, operation support and other resources to assist in achieving our common goal: keeping your kids safe. Based on the needs of the community, this coalition implements evidence-based programs, such as car-seat checkups, safety workshops and sports clinics, that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.
UMC Health System has developed a strong and enduring culture, adhering to the motto Service is Our Passion, our ‘why.’ This sustains UMC as the employer of choice—consistently ranking among the best places to work in Texas by the Best Companies Group – and the provider of choice – ranking among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for patient experience by HealthGrades.