El Paso, TX Health Overview

By Kevin Litwin on May 15, 2014 at 6:00 am EST

El Paso residents have an easy time finding medical care throughout their community, thanks to a large health-care sector with many providers, recently bolstered with the addition of a school of medicine.

Medical Center of the Americas Foundation

The Medical Center of the Americas is anchored by the University Medical Center of El Paso, a $123 million El Paso Children's Hospital that opened in 2012 and the four-year Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. The combined economic impact of the three facilities is expected to reach $1 billion and 10,000 jobs by the year 2020.

University Medical Center provides care to many low-income and uninsured residents in the region, while El Paso Children’s dozens of services include pediatric intensive care and pediatric oncology. The Paul L. Foster School of Medicine admits 40 medical students every school year to its top education and training program.

Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare

Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare oversees Las Palmas Medical Center and Del Sol Medical Center. Las Palmas Medical Center is a 327-bed hospital with services such as cardiology, women's health, neuroscience, pediatric care, oncology and wound care. It also operates a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital to treat patients with orthopedic problems, strokes, brain and spinal cord injury, arthritis and amputation.

Del Sol Medical Center, established in 1974, today is a 350-bed hospital with specialties in cardiology, maternity and child services, bariatrics, emergency medicine and wound care.

Sierra Providence Health Network

Sierra Providence Health Network has four acute-care medical facilities – Providence Memorial Hospital, The Children's Hospital at Providence, Sierra Medical Center and Sierra Providence East Medical Center. The network also includes several outpatient facilities throughout El Paso.

Providence Memorial Hospital specializes in cancer care, cardiovascular services and robotic surgery, while The Children's Hospital at Providence treats young neurology, asthma and orthopedic patients. The staff at Sierra Medical Center offers cardiovascular services, neonatal intensive care and obstetrics. And Sierra Providence East Medical Center provides patients with expert cardiovascular services and physical rehabilitation.

El Paso Specialty Hospital

El Paso Specialty Hospital is a 31-bed orthopedic surgery facility owned by local physicians who specialize in procedures such as joint replacement and spine surgeries. In addition to serving the El Paso and Las Cruces region, the hospital receives patients from Chihuahua and other parts of northern Mexico.

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