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1 1 The Evolution of El Paso’s Public Hospital

2 2 Where It All Began The first mention of a county hospital in El Paso was in the early 1900’s in a local newspaper called The Herald. In 1902, County Hospital was located in a two-story building on Smelter Road (today’s Paisano Street) at old Ft. Bliss.

3 3 New Location – New Name The County hospital became El Paso General Hospital when it moved east in 1915 to a new facility at 4815 Alameda, the site of today’s Thomason.

4 4 Hospital District Created The El Paso County Hospital District was created in 1958 by a vote of the people, who also approved a $3.7 million bond issue to build a new hospital. The 335-bed facility opened in Re-named: R.E. Thomason General Hospital

5 5 Robert Ewing Thomason was a distinguished El Pasoan who supported the creation of a Hospital District in El Paso. Mayor State Representative Speaker of the Texas House U.S. Congressman U.S. District Court Judge He served our community as:

6 6 Accessible to All Our Mission Then, Now and Forever Our Mission is to enhance the health and wellness of the El Paso community by making high-quality, affordable healthcare services accessible to all. Our tradition of respectful service is enriched by our participation in healthcare related education, research and innovation.

7 7 Academic Medicine Texas Tech arrived in El Paso in 1973 and affiliated with Thomason. Thomason became the University’s primary teaching hospital, heralding the start of academic medicine in our community.

8 8 Teaching Component Expands Thomason has since affiliated with more than two dozen universities, colleges and community colleges whose students do their clinical training on our campus.

9 9 University of Texas at El Paso New Mexico State University El Paso Community College Dona Ana Community College University of Texas at Austin UT Health Sciences Center at San Antonio University of Texas Medical Branch UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas University of New Mexico Western New Mexico University Texas Tech-Nursing School University of Houston Texas Women’s University Sul Ross State University Angelo State University Texas Southern University Texas State University San Marcos Northern Arizona University Hardin Simmons University University of Delaware University of Florida University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Weber State University Macomb Community College

10 Thomason is not just a “general” hospital anymore. It has become an Academic Medical Center on par with major programs in other cities. * Level I Trauma Center/Helistop * Critical Care * Cardiovascular Services * Pediatric ICU * Pediatric Transport Team * NICU Levels I, II, III

11 * Neurosurgery * Microvascular & Re-implantation Surgery * Computer Assisted Surgery * Minimally Invasive Surgery * Interventional Radiology * Interventional Cardiology * High Tech Imaging

12 * Oncology * 24/7 Neonatology * 24/7 Oral Surgery & Opthalmology * Rehab –physical, occupational, speech, aquatic * Regional Laboratory * West Texas Regional Poison Center * Regional Referral Center * Primary Care Centers * Infant Abduction System * Diabetes Program

13 * PYXIS * PACS * Siemens * Invision * Watch Child * Clinivision Information Technology Explosion * Midas * Oramis * Datavision * Electronic Health Record * Cerner

14 * Top 100 Selections * Joint Commission Accreditations * Pathway to Excellence Designation * Organ Donation Medal of Honor * NAPH Awards * Baby Friendly Hospital Journey

15 15 Investments in the Future To keep pace with all of the growth, new facilities are added. * Four-Year Medical School * Infrastructure Improvement Plan * MSFP Bond Issue * Voters Approve Children’s Hospital

16 16 Where Are We Headed? Thomason is rapidly evolving into a University Medical Center and bringing a higher level of care to the community. We have researched potential new identities thru: * Associate Polling * MD Polling * Managers/Directors Polling * 20+ Club Polling * Citywide Focus Groups * Targeted Focus Groups * Citywide Polling

17 17 Citywide Poll 90.8% believe UMC in El Paso will be beneficial to the community. Attract more doctors to El Paso Bring better healthcare Create more jobs Better impression of Thomason

18 18 Citywide Focus Groups Positive reaction – “Great for the City.” Attract more MD Specialists to El Paso Make new healthcare technology available Enhance service Create educational opportunities for El Paso students

19 19 Patient Focus Groups “If the end result of becoming a University Medical Center meant more doctors, higher quality care, more resources, AND Thomason’s mission would not change, would you be in favor of Thomason becoming a University Medical Center?” 100% said YES!

20 20 Employees & MDs React Great excitement Great for our patients Great for our kids Great for El Paso Attract more MDs Attract more RNs Attract federal research $$$

21 21 Campus Names Explored Thomason Regional Medical Center University Regional Medical Center at Thomason University Medical Center at Thomason University Regional Medical Center of El Paso University Medical Center of West Texas University Medical Center of El Paso University Medical Center at El Paso United Regional Medical Center Unity Regional Medical Center Trilands Regional Medical Center West Texas Regional Medical Center University Medical Center of the Americas University Regional Medical Center University HealthCare System University Hospital of the Americas Thomason Hospital of the Americas Thomason Regional Healthplex University Regional Healthplex University Regional Healthplex at Thomason

22 22 University Medical Center of El Paso

23 23 Honoring Judge Thomason

24 24 El Paso’s LBJ Commission a museum quality exhibit chronicling Judge Thomason’s long and distinguished career in the main lobby of our new, 10-story hospital. Name our existing facility the Thomason Pavilion.

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31 31 Next Steps - Timelines 2009 and Beyond * Board Presentation – 02/10/09 * Public Hearings – 02/19/09 * P&D Presentation – 02/24/09 * Board Vote – 03/10/09 * Implement New Campus Name – July 2009 (when Med School opens) * Name Existing Building the Thomason Tower * Create Exhibit Honoring R.E. Thomason - ‘09-’11 * Unveil Exhibit/Open New Facilities – 2011


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