• Great 25 Nurses
    South Plains Great 25 was formed to recognize nurses in the South Plains who go above and beyond every day. This organization encompasses individuals from nursing schools, professional nurse organizations and hospitals and other nursing facilities in the region. This month, 10 of our very own nurses were honored at a banquet hosted by the South Plains Great 25 Nurses.
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  • Waste Walk Results
    Wow, are we excited about this year’s Waste Walk success! Not to mention, we are blown away by your involvement in this process. Thank you, each and every one of you, who participated and collaborated on ideas. Because of you we are celebrating huge savings successes—which go back into your paycheck next month with the Sharing Success Bonus! We can’t wait to see how you make the next Waste Walk even more successful.
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  • Lab Process Improves Patient Outcomes
    In May 2015, UMC implemented the Becton Dickinson (BD) Kiestra Total Laboratory Automation system, which automates sample setup, incubation and lab results. Because of the large success in implementing this automation system, the UMC Microbiology lab is known nationally, and Carolyn Gonzalez-Ortiz and Alanna Emrick, of the microbiology team, had the honor of presenting a poster on it at the IDSA (Infection Disease Society of America) Conference.
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  • American Cancer Society and UMC Provide Better Access to Cancer Treatment
    Transportation is a foundational need in today’s society, even more so for cancer patients travelling to and from treatments regularly. The lack of funds, or means, for travel is a barrier UMC and the UMC Southwest Cancer Center are helping patients overcome, thanks to help from the American Cancer Society.
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  • UMC Gives Low-Income Families Car Seats
    Accidents (unintentional injuries) are the number one cause of death in children, according to the CDC, and three out of four car seats are installed wrong. Having a car seat, and making sure it’s installed properly, can help lessen the chances of death in an accident.
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  • Highest Care for Tiniest Patients
    On Monday, August 13, the NICU at UMC was recognized and awarded a Level IV Designation by the Texas Department of State Health Services, the highest designation the State of Texas Provides. This means we provide the highest level of, and the most acute, care to neonatal patients.
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  • Zero Heroes - September 2018
    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.
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  • UMC Completes First Successful MRI-guided Breast Biopsy
    UMC recently completed our first successful MRI-guided breast biopsy! This is a big deal for patients and took a major team effort to accomplish.
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  • The Best in Cardiac Rehabilitation for Over a Decade
    UMC’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program was recently re-certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
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  • UMC Home Health is a 4-Star Agency
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has named UMC Home Health a 4-Star agency! For patients, it means they are receiving excellent care, and for employees it means they are providing excellent care.
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