El Paso, TX Health Overview
Top medical facilities serve El Paso area residents
PHOTO CREDIT: Frank Ordoñez
El Paso residents have an easy time finding good medical care throughout their community, thanks to a large health-care sector with many providers.
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, pediatric care and oncology, and is the only kidney transplant center in the region. It also operates a 40-bed rehabilitation hospital to treat trauma patients.
Del Sol Medical Center, established in East El Paso in 1974, is a 350-bed hospital with specialties in cardiology, maternity and child services, bariatrics, emergency medicine and wound care.
The Hospitals of Providence
The Hospitals of Providence (THOP) network includes three medical campuses – Memorial Campus, Sierra Campus and East Campus, as well as Providence Children’s Hospital. An Urgent Care Center in Northeast El Paso provides a cost-effective alternative to the emergency room.
Memorial Campus specializes in cancer care, cardiovascular services and robotic surgery, while Providence Children’s Hospital treats youth asthma, neurology and orthopedic patients. The staff at Sierra Campus offers cardiovascular services, neonatal intensive care and obstetrics. East Campus provides patients with expert cardiovascular services and physical rehabilitation. The center is constructing a four-story tower to add patient beds and expand the emergency department, and plans another patient tower in 2016.
The network, with TTUHSC El Paso, broke ground in 2014 on a 140-bed teaching hospital in West El Paso.
Medical Center of the Americas Foundation
Medical Center of the Americas is anchored by the University Medical Center of El Paso, El Paso Children's Hospital and the four-year Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. University Medical Center provides care to many low-income and uninsured residents in the region. 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.
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.
Foundation Surgical Hospital of El Paso
Foundation Surgical Hospital of El Paso, opened in 2004 as Physicians Hospital, has 40 beds and a medical staff of more than 300 physicians. FSHEP offers outpatient and inpatient surgery, with inpatients usually discharged within 4-5 days.