University Medical Center | photo courtesy UMC
On Tuesday afternoon, officials with University Medical Center of El Paso unveiled their new mission and vision statements.
According to officials, the changes are to “better describe the hospital’s purpose and direction for the future.”
UMC’s new mission statement is: To heal, to serve and to educate.
“Mission statements capture what an organization does,” said Jon Law, UMC Chief Strategic Officer. “We wanted to make our new version as direct as possible. We heal patients including those without insurance or financial resources.
“We serve through our hospitality and commitment to giving each patient an optimal experience,” Law stated. “And, we educate the future health care leaders of El Paso. Our partnerships with Texas Tech, UTEP, El Paso Community College and other educational institutions are key to our mission. This is what we do.”
UMC’s new vision statement is: To be the first choice for healthcare in the Southwest.
“This vision expresses our goal to ensure our region knows that we can be ‘their first choice’ for care,” he added. “Having a Level 1 Stroke Center and a Level 1 Trauma Center are key pillars toward this vision. We want to continue to grow service lines and improving the patient experience so that the region views UMC El Paso as their ‘first choice.’”
This is just the latest in recent changes for the hospital. Originally named R.E. Thomason General Hospital in honor of the city’s former Mayor, U.S. Congressman and Federal Judge, Mr. Robert Ewing Thomason, in 2009, the hospital was renamed University Medical Center of El Paso.
Other significant changes to the hospital – according to UMC’s website – have been:
In 2011, UMC completed an expansion and renovation of the hospital’s Level 1 Trauma Center & Emergency Department, critical care and nursing units, to all private rooms with state-of-the-art facilities.
In 2012, UMC completed, on behalf of El Paso taxpayers, the construction of the El Paso Children’s Hospital, region’s only hospital of its kind, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.
In 2013, UMC initiated a comprehensive clinical plan to expand its Outpatient Clinics throughout the El Paso region to improve access to care for many El Pasoans.