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Better Health Begins Here. Equipment, Technology & Art For Your New Hospital

This is such an exciting time at UMH. All of us are grateful to our senior leadership, Board of Directors, and medical staff for being part of the visioning, planning and construction of your new hospital. This state-of-the-art facility will build on our strong history by continuing to promote the healing of those we serve by providing compassionate, high-quality health care.

As construction continues, we are launching our capital campaign for equipment, technology, and art, and we are poised for success. The $5.2 million “Better Health Begins Here” campaign will further our work to serve the health needs of our community by:

  • Speeding diagnosis in all aspects of medical care
  • Improving inpatient care through rapid, direct communication with care teams
  • Ensuring accurate documentation of medication, procedures, rounds, and orders
  • Reducing patient travel to other medical facilities
  • Facilitating medical team coordination of patient care
  • Attracting and retaining high quality medical professionals
  • Improving the patient/family experience by providing art that is pleasing, calming, culturally sensitive and attractive

Our goal is to be the regional provider of choice for healthcare as we meet our charitable mission. As a non-profit hospital, every dollar goes to providing quality healthcare for our patients. Our non-profit status means that rather than paying dividends to stockholders, UMH reinvests all of its proceeds after expenses to improving and expanding services. As new procedures and technologies develop, healthcare costs continue to rise. At the same time, government-sponsored health coverage and health insurance plans continue to lower reimbursements to providers like UMH. As a result, some payments are not adequate to cover the cost of providing care.

Property taxes do not support UMH, nor is UMH a taxing entity. The hospital receives a portion of a half-cent county sales and use tax to offset the substantial expense of charity care. This sales tax is paid by anyone who purchases goods and services in Uvalde County. Uvalde County Health Services tax is distributed to Uvalde County quarterly and divided among healthcare entities. Fifty-five percent of this half-cent tax revenue is allocated to UMH. In fiscal year 2019, UMH's portion was $983,510, which covers just over five percent of the $18-million+ UMH provided to patients who met our charity care policy criteria.

Thanks to the steadfast stewardship of our leadership and staff UMH remains stable in this challenging climate and committed to continually enhancing our services. However, we cannot do it all, and this is why we rely on the support of generous donors to join us in providing our service region with quality, local care with excellent staff, and exceptional technology.

We greatly appreciate our donors and your consideration to support UMH!