• 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.
    Nov 9, 2018 | Full story
  • 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.
    Oct 16, 2018 | Full story
  • 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.
    Oct 4, 2018 | Full story
  • 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.
    Sep 22, 2018 | Full story
  • 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.
    Sep 22, 2018 | Full story
  • 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.
    Sep 22, 2018 | Full story
  • 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).
    Sep 22, 2018 | Full story
  • 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.
    Sep 22, 2018 | Full story
  • Why Service is Our Passion: Emergency Center Physicians
    The UMC Emergency center is a 75 to 80 thousand-volume facility with 150 nurses and over 30 providers. Providing care in such a high-volume, high-risk setting requires more of care providers.
    Sep 22, 2018 | Full story
  • New Developments
    On July 18, UMC and Birmingham, Alabama-based Encompass Health Corp. broke ground on our new 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital, located beside the UMC Business and Technology Center on North Slide.
    Sep 5, 2018 | Full story
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