University Medical Center of El Paso



Owner: El Paso County Hospital District

Location: El Paso, Texas

Size: 574,600 sq ft

Cost: $204,574,689

Completion Date: July 2012

Architect: KMD Architects


Description: The University Medical Center of El Paso project includes the expansion and renovation of the Emergency Department and Level I Trauma Center, the development of a comprehensive Cardiovascular Services Program, a new in-patient Surgery Center, a new Chemotherapy and Infusion Center and the conversion of all existing facilities to accommodate 72 private rooms. It also includes construction of a new 146-bed Women’s and Children’s Hospital in a newly constructed 11-story tower. The Women’s Hospital occupies the first five floors of the new tower while the Children’s Hospital occupies the remaining six. The University Medical Center of El Paso is El Paso’s only not-for-profit, community-owned hospital and healthcare system and is a regional referral center for patients in need of specialty care. The Medical Center also serves as a teaching facility for Texas Tech University.

The UMC El Paso Master Plan Project Includes:
• Renovation of the existing hospital: main lobby, emergency departments, operating rooms and central corridor
• Construction of brand new Women’s and Children’s Hospital, with Central Energy Plant
• Doubles the size of Emergency, Trauma Center, and Imaging Departments

Women’s Center Features:
• Occupies 2nd, 4th, and 5th floors of new tower, with building mechanical systems on third floor
• 76 private suites
• 60 postpartum rooms
• 22 labor, delivery and recovery and antepartum rooms
• Rehabilitation services
• Outpatient laboratory
• Chemotherapy and infusion center for patients undergoing cancer treatments
• Admission and registration areas
• Gift shop
• A Java Stop Cafe
• A meditation room

Children’s Hospital Features:
• Occupies Lobby, 2nd floor, and 6th through 10th floors of new tower
• 22-room pediatric intensive care unit
• 50-bed neonatal intensive care unit
• 26-room general pediatric unit
• 24-room hematology-oncology unit with fusion suite
• Four pediatric surgery rooms
• Lobby: Pediatric diagnostic services; and UMC services
• Basement: Pharmacy, pediatric rehab, administration, cafeteria
• Vacant shell for future 26-room addition
• Dedicated Children’s entrance and hospital corridor
• Separate Children’s Emergency Department
• Enchanted Forrest Indoor Play Area
• Hobbit’s Village Outdoor Play Area