Unlike the other hospitals in this area, University Medical Center of El Paso is owned by the people of El Paso. They are the city’s only not-for-profit, community hospital, which means their allegiances are to no one other than the people they serve.
• UMC has earned recognition three times as one of the nation's top performing hospitals in a study titled: 100 Top Hospitals: Benchmarks for Success. The study is done annually by Thomson/Reuters to help identify those U.S. hospitals that demonstrate superior performance on the basis of key measures related to clinical practices, operations, and financial management. UMC is the only El Paso hospital ever to earn this recognition.
• UMC was recently selected by El Paso voters as Best of the Border-2015 as best Hospital, Emergency Room, and Urgent Care/Clinics.
• Recently, the Texas Medical Foundation Health Quality Institute, which is the Medicare quality improvement organization for Texas, presented UMC with its Silver Award for its performance related to the Appropriate Care measures. UMC was the only Hospital District in Texas to receive the award.
• Over a 10-year span, UMC ascended from last to first in its market, according to Edge Healthcare Research, Inc., in hospital preference by El Pasoans.
• UMC is regarded by local academic institutions as the hospital of choice for health careers.
• It also has received the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Medal of Honor four times for saving lives through its Organ Donation Program. UMC’s conversion rate (the number of potential donors who actually become organ donors) exceeds the federal government’s goal for U.S. Hospitals of 75%.
El Paso is the heart of the American Southwest. Founded more than 400 years ago by conquistadors, El Paso del Rio del Norte quickly became one of the region's most culturally rich and booming cities. Today, the population exceeds 700,000 residents who enjoy a low cost of living, no state income tax, a relaxed lifestyle, great weather and many recreational and multi-cultural attractions. As one of the safest cities in America, El Paso is also a great place to raise your family.
365-days a year of sunshine and mild climate has earned El Paso the nick name of The Sun City. Surrounded by the Franklin Mountains – the Southernmost tip of the Rockies – El Paso and the surrounding areas provide optimal settings for hiking, climbing, camping, fishing, biking, off-roading, golfing, and hundreds of other outdoor activities. If you enjoy skiing, the city is only hours away from Cloudcroft and Ruidoso in neighboring New Mexico.
For any sports enthusiast, take in an El Paso Coyotes game from October-March or watch a fun hockey game with the El Paso Rhino’s. The city hosts many sporting events and teams, such as the NCAA Brut Sun Bowl and the University of Texas at El Paso football and basketball teams and the Minor-League Diablos baseball team. El Paso is also home to the area’s largest amusement park, Western Playland, and a water park for kids to enjoy. Wet N’ Wild Bob O’s and Adventure Zone, located on the west side, offer indoor and outdoor activities like miniature golf, golf carts and arcade games. In a kid friendly city, you’ll find tons of things for your kiddos to enjoy.
El Paso is also home to an eclectic local music scene, exciting nightlife, and delectable restaurants specializing in South-of-the-Border cuisine. El Paso has an amazing music scene and it’s only getting better. Between the months of March and September there’s several music festivals to attend, we have several deeply-rooted music venues and an eccentric taste in music. We have Sun City Music Fest (Sept.) for lovers of all genres, the newly curated Way Out West for the two-stepping folks and more. The bar and night scene is high and mighty in El Paso. No matter what you like to do, or what side of town you’re on, there’s something for you. If you don’t mind crowds, and like to share the intoxicating atmosphere of a fun party scene, you can dance the night away at either Barfly or Tipsy Tiger. If you’re staying downtown there’s plenty of places to roam for a fun night out. El Paso has a fun, eccentric, array of bars downtown to enjoy.
With an array of local artists, you can walk around downtown and enjoy the murals that represent our city. You can also enjoy classic films at the historical Plaza Theatre during the world’s largest classic film festival for ten days in August the festival offers classic, regional, and modern films both indoor and outdoor. You can also add to your itinerary the International Museum of art and the El Paso Museum of Art and explore the permanent and rotating collections on hand. With our unique border culture, you will be sure to see art all around.
El Paso has everything you need to pursue your interests and discover new passions. Come find the best life has to offer with sunny skies, friendly people, and a great career at University Medical Center of El Paso!