About UMC



At UMC, our passion is your well-being. So, whether you are managing a chronic condition, dealing with an unexpected illness, or simply working to stay healthy throughout your life, our focus is on providing a wide range of clinical expertise along with an exceptional healthcare experience. Our Passion is You.

During the last 40 years UMC-- a public hospital for the citizens of Lubbock County-- has become a health system we can be proud of and a great investment for Lubbock County taxpayers. Together with UMC Physicians, UMC has seen an increase in market share, demand for service, and growth in reputation. Even during difficult economic times, sound financial planning has allowed the system to thrive.

UMC's team has over 4,600 employees who serve an organization Texas Monthly has recognized as “one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas®.” And we have never served more patients than we do now with 495 beds.

Economic Impact

  • Employs more than 4,500 employees
  • Distributes more than $280 million in payroll
  • Annual operating budget of $680 million
  • Uses $24 million in county taxpayer dollars to provide more than $90 million in healthcare to unfunded patients
  • Tax revenue constitutes 3.4 percent of total operating budget. State average for public hospitals is more than 24.6 percent
  • Trains more than 400 physicians and nurses each year as the academic teaching hospital for TTUHSC
  • Provides $69 million in funding to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center annually

Partners in Care

UMC is proud to partner with two outstanding health care organizations: UMC Physicians and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. This partnership provides the West Texas and Eastern New Mexico regions with the best in care—from hometown clinics to intensive care units.

UMC Physicians

UMCP provides outstanding family-centered urgent and occupational care across the South Plains. More than 400,000 visits to a UMCP clinic will take place this year in facilities from Wolfforth to Post, including retail clinics in partnership with United Supermarkets and the South Plains Mall. View a list of clinics here.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

UMC is the primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. UMC has helped Texas Tech train over 10,000 healthcare professionals and counting.

Texas Tech Physicians are leaders in patient care, education and research. And Texas Tech Physicians, residents, and students help UMC form a leading medical team that only a teaching hospital can provide. www.ttuhsc.edu/patient-care

UMC, UMCP and the Texas Tech School of Medicine all share a common electronic medical record (EMR). This record provides a firm foundation for upcoming challenges such as accountable care organizations and reimbursement limitations.

Best Companies to Work for in Texas 2022
HG Outstanding Patient Experience 2022
Best Hospitals Women's Choice Award for Patient Experience, Mammogram center, Cancer Care, and Women's Services 2022
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