• Zero Heroes – December 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.
    Dec 5, 2018 | Full story
  • Hope for the Holidays
    As many of you are already aware, UMC participates in Lubbock Independent School District’s Partners In Education program—a program which connects businesses, churches and non-profit agencies to support Lubbock ISD schools in meaningful ways.
    Dec 5, 2018 | Full story
  • 40-Year Physicians
    As our 40th year of serving Lubbock and the region wraps up, we want to take a moment to recognize the amazing physicians who helped us get to where we are today. Although every physician who has come through our health system has helped advance our mission, only five of them have been with us since the beginning.
    Dec 5, 2018 | Full story
  • Sharing Success Letter
    Thank you very much for your work, contribution and passion as we celebrated 40 years of service. We have many things to celebrate as 2018 draws to a close. On behalf of your Admin Staff, I owe you a great deal for your commitment to our hospital. By serving each other, you keep our culture, Service is our Passion alive. On Friday, December 21st your Sharing Success Retention Bonus will reward eligible employees 20 hours of pay plus loyalty hours, and eligible part-time employees 10 hours plus loyalty hours.
    Nov 14, 2018 | Full story
  • Why Service is Our Passion: Trauma & Burn Services
    UMC Trauma & Burn Services is comprised of 14 employees—each of them working hard every day to make sure UMC maintains our Level 1 Trauma verification, our Pediatric Trauma Level II verification, and our Regional Burn center verification. All of which is no easy feat.
    Nov 9, 2018 | Full story
  • A Safe Space for You, Because of You
    Due to local and national events, and to feedback on employee satisfaction surveys, we have evaluated our security needs, resources and responsiveness. As a result, UMC has done extensive research and consulted with security experts who work with hospitals and other high-risk organizations. All of this has led to an improvement strategy for UMC Security.
    Nov 9, 2018 | Full story
  • 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.
    Nov 9, 2018 | Full story
  • 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.
    Nov 9, 2018 | Full story
  • 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
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