The El Paso County Hospital District, a Healthcare System for the Region
We are committed to C.A.R.E.S.: Community, Accountability, Respect & Dignity, Excellence and Safety
The El Paso County Hospital District’s healthcare system includes the following entities: University Medical Center of El Paso, an acute care teaching hospital, UMC Outpatient Clinics, which are primary care centers, El Paso First Health Plans, Inc., the district’s wholly owned subsidiary HMO, and the University Medical Center Foundation.
University Medical Center of El Paso is the primary teaching institution for Texas Tech University's four-year Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso. As such, the University Medical Center of El Paso/Texas Tech campus is the only academic healthcare setting in far West Texas and Southern New Mexico. That affiliation and the fact that University Medical Center of El Paso is El Paso’s only not-for-profit, community-owned hospital, help ensure that high-quality healthcare services are available to all, regardless of their ability to pay.
University Medical Center of El Paso is home to the region’s only Level 1 trauma center and is the designated facility to receive the President of the United States should he require medical attention while traveling in the area. Our regional influence also includes: the hospital’s Mother/Baby division, a Regional Referral Center for high-risk pregnant women; a state of the art Regional Laboratory; the West Texas Regional Poison Center; and affiliation agreements with over 50 of the region’s educational institutions.