Health

Uvalde Memorial Hospital 

"...dedicated to meeting the health care needs of the communities we serve."  

Uvalde Memorial Hospital offers the following services:

24-hour Emergency Services Hospice Pharmacy

Acute Care Hyperbaric Therapy Physical Therapy

Bereavement Counseling Intensive Care Unit Radiology

CT Scanning Laboratory Rural Health clinics (UMH & Sabinal)

Cardiac Cath Lab MRI/ MRA Imaging Social Services

Cardiac Monitoring Mammography Speech Therapy

Cardiopulmanary Care Nuclear Medicine/ Cardiac Imaging Sub-specialty Clinic

Echocardiography/ Stress Echo Nutrition Consultation Surgery

Education Obstetrics and Newborn Nursery Swing Bed Nursing

Home Health Occupational Therapy Ultrasound/ Vascular Imaging

Home Infusion Pastoral Services  

 

Uvalde Memorial Hospital was founded as a Hospital Authority, in 1949. UMH is to date, a 62-bed acute care, not-for-profit Hospital. UMH is operated by the Uvalde County Hospital Authority which consists of a seven-member Board of Directors: three members appointed by Uvalde County commissioners' Court and four members appointed by the current Board. Uvalde designates 0.5% of its' county sales tax to health care. *UMH receives approximately $500,000 per year for charity care. UMH services a five county region with a population of approximately 45,000 people.

In 1995, Uvalde Memorial Hospital extended their services to include Hospital-based Home Health and Hospice, two rural Health Clinics, speech Pathology and Occupational Theropy, social Services, Cardiac Cath lab and Hyperbaric Therapy. In 1996, a

$4.2 million-31,000 square foot expansion project was completed and includes the Women's and Newborns' Center, Medical Records, Cardio-Respiratory, Rural Health Clinic, Emergency Department, Laboratory, Radiology, Outpatient Surgery Unit, Rehabilitation Center and Central Supply and Laundry. $1 million expansion currently is underway to create two new operating rooms and additional administrative offices. 

MEDICAL

Hospitals:                       1

Total No. Of Beds:           licensed for 66

Numbers of Physicians:     17 active medical staff

Nurses:                          100 RN/LVN

Nurses in Administration:  13 RN

Specialty Clinic:               1 (open to all citizens)

Rural Health Clinic            2

Dentists:                        6

Nursing Homes:               2 (licensed for 200 beds)

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS)

Hospitals served:           1 and (part-time for Dimmit County)

Ambulances:                4 ( BLS to FLS)

EMT Staff:                   2 (ALS) 14 (BLS)

Paramedic Staff:           17 EMT Paramedics, 2 (Licensed)

Average Calls               200 a month

 

Uvalde's location allows for a rural training center through UT Health Science Center in San Antonio to have a presence here.   A board of directors through UMS INC. oversees the emergency medical services division in Uvalde. UMS Inc., is a stand-alone corporation set up originally as a volunteer organization, which offers emergency transfer services to Uvalde and the Middle Rio Grande region.