On the MCA campus in central El Paso, the nonprofit, community-owned University Medical Center of El Paso stands out as a regional powerhouse: It serves as a teaching and research hospital in partnership with the adjacent Texas Tech Health Sciences Center El Paso. UMC is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in a 280-mile radius, and provides the region’s only certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. It has undergone over $160 million of expansion and renovation since 2009, plus has built numerous clinics throughout the community.
Access to quality health care for Paso del Norte residents is expanding dramatically, thanks to a boom in construction and expansion of hospitals, clinics and other facilities across the region. Here are some notable highlights:
Also located on the MCA campus is El Paso Children’s Hospital, which opened in 2012 and was funded by a $120 million bond to build the tower. With 122 private rooms, it is the largest pediatric medical facility in West Texas, and also serves as a teaching hospital for TTUHSC El Paso.
One of the El Paso’s newest hospitals, Tenet Health’s The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus, opened in 2017 on the growing northwest side of the city, in the shadow of the scenic Franklin Mountains. The 106-bed teaching hospital is a collaboration between The Hospitals of Providence and TTUHSC El Paso. The hospital has the capacity to provide up to 100 medical residents the opportunity for world-class training. Along with its new east side hospital, existing hospital renovations and out patient expansion, THOP invested more than $550 Million over 10 years.
A $1.2 billion medical campus is under construction on Fort Bliss, one of the Army’s largest posts, headquartered in El Paso. The 272-acre campus, located in Far East El Paso, is replacing the army’s 40-year old William Beaumont Army Medical Center. The Fort Bliss Replacement Hospital, as it is currently officially named, is scheduled for completion in 2020. The 1.13 million square-feet campus will be home to several major structures, including a seven-story hospital, clinical and administrative buildings, a clinical investigations building and a utilities plant. The new hospital is designed to have 138 beds, 10 operating rooms, more than 300 exam rooms and 30 specialty clinics.