About the Organization
Welcome to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where a dedication to education, patient care and research has made an impact on the health care needs of more than 2.5 million people who live throughout a vast 108-county stretching from the Texas Panhandle south to the Permian Basin and west into Eastern New Mexico.
University Medical Center
UMC is the primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. During the last 40 years UMC-- a public hospital for the citizens of Lubbock County-- has become a health system we can be proud of and a great investment for Lubbock County taxpayers. Together with UMC Physicians, UMC has seen an increase in market share, demand for service, and growth in reputation. Even during difficult economic times, sound financial planning has allowed the system to thrive. UMC's team has over 4,600 employees who serve an organization Texas Monthly has recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas. And we have never served more patients than we do now with 495 beds. UMC has helped Texas Tech train over 10,000 healthcare professionals and counting.
About the Community
Lubbock, Texas is located in the northwestern part of the state. Lubbock's metro population is 318,679 with a catchment area of over 1.2 million.
Lubbock is a growing educational, commercial, medical and cultural center with a college-town atmosphere. The metropolitan population in excess of 300K residents of whom 30K + are Texas Tech University students., lives in mild seasonal conditions with an average of 267 days of sunshine per year. Lubbock residents enjoy an easy lifestyle with low housing costs, unique restaurants, bars and boutiques, and a drive of less than 25 minutes to anywhere in the city. Lubbock boasts great public and private school systems., and over 66 public parks, resulting in a very family-friendly atmosphere.
Culture & Attractions
Lubbock has long been recognized as a birthplace for original music, producing greats like Buddy Holly & The Crickets, Waylon Jennings, Mac Davis, Roy Orbison, Tanya Tucker, and Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks. Today, Lubbock continues to launch some of the best musical talent and is home to a diverse music scene ranging from Classical and Country & Western to Bluegrass, Tejano, and Rock n Roll.