El Paso, TX Health Overview
Residents have access to quality health care facilities
PHOTO CREDIT: Frank Ordoñez
The medical community is in good shape in El Paso, thanks to a large health-care sector with many providers. Here is some background:
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. It is the only kidney transplant center in the region. 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 network includes four medical campuses – Memorial Campus, Sierra Campus, East Campus and a new Transmountain Campus in West El Paso that opens in early 2017. The network also operates Providence Children’s Hospital and is constructing a four-story tower to add patients and expand the emergency department. An Urgent Care Center in Northeast El Paso provides a cost-effective alternative to the emergency room.
At the base of the Franklin Mountains is Kindred Hospital El Paso, a 62-bed hospital that provides medical care to patients who require extra recovery time after discharge from a traditional hospital.
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, while the dozens of services at El Paso Children’s include pediatric intensive care and pediatric oncology. The 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. The hospital serves El Paso, Las Cruces and parts of northern Mexico.
Foundation Surgical Hospital of El Paso
Foundation Surgical Hospital of El Paso 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.
Peak Behavioral Health Services
In nearby Saint Teresa, N.M., Peak Behavioral Health Services is a 119-bed hospital that treats children, adolescents, adults and seniors with mental health and chemical dependency issues. The facility is open around the clock, 365 days a year.