UMC awarded 2021 Best Hospital and Emergency Room by local newspaper

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LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — The following is a press release from UMC Health System:

UMC is proud to announce receiving awards for “Best Hospital and Best Emergency Room” by Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Best of Lubbock earlier this month.  

UMC received the award for best hospital and ER back in 2019, this was the first for the hospital in the history of Best of Lubbock.   

“I am extremely proud of UMC employees for continually cultivating the Service is Our Passion that is experienced by our patients and each other,” said Phillip Waldmann, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at UMC Health System. “We are appreciative of the recognition by Best of Lubbock for both Best Hospital and Best ER. It is especially rewarding during a pandemic year to know our culture continues to grow stronger every year.” 

“The medical and nursing staff in the EC are honored to be named the Best of Lubbock,” said Nicolle Apel, Director of UMC Emergency Center. “We take great pride in serving our community with a passion for service and teamwork. We will continue to grow and improve to better serve the region. We have the great fortune of working with a team that is committed to making a difference in the lives of those we serve. Thank you, Lubbock!” 

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Best of Lubbock Winners’ Section features the winning and top businesses in this year’s program that are chosen by their readers. The categories for voting included auto and transportation, food and drink, house and home, personal services and workplaces, and shopping and entertainment.  

Facts About UMC 

  • UMC is the primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. 
  • UMC’s team has over 4,600 employees who serve an organization recognized by the Texas Association of Business (TAB), Texas SHRM and Best Companies Group as “one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas®.” 
  • First facility in Texas to receive the Texas Department of Health’s Level 1 Trauma designation.  
  • Serving more patients than ever before with 495 beds. 

About UMC Health System
UMC Health System is a national award-winning health system comprised of over 4,600 team members and more than 30 care locations. We are proud to partner with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to provide the best care to West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Whether you are managing a chronic condition, dealing with an unexpected illness, or simply working to stay healthy, we are passionate about getting you well and helping you stay that way. At UMC, Our Passion is You.  

(Press release from UMC Health System)

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