UMC's flight team brought I'Keen to Lubbock in time, but in West Texas weather, that crew can't always fly. The hospital hopes to use Children's Miracle Network donations to buy an ambulance specifically for the neonatal transport team, to keep them swift on the ground.
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Shaila D. Parkers and reappointed Nicholas Beckmann, M.D. of Houston and Scott Morren of Anton to the Texas Board of Medical Radiologic Technology for terms set to expire February 1, 2027.
A separate emergency center for pediatric patients is set to open in about a month within the UMC Health System in Lubbock. The $1.9 million facility is made possible by the Children’s Miracle Network and its donors.
Covenant Children’s will be hosting a joint press conference this afternoon at 2 pm with Dr. Amy Thompson and Dr. Lara Johnson with Texas Tech Physicians to discuss a rise in cases of Multi Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) in our area.
Eight-year-old Elizeth Andazola had a pretty rough start to childhood. She first arrived at University Medical Center for two weeks in May 2017, when she was five years old, after suffering a stroke more than likely caused by an autoimmune liver disorder.
University Medical Center has the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region. So, it is no surprise Bethany Lee was airlifted to Lubbock from Hobbs, New Mexico after a crash that left her internally decapitated and with severe brain trauma.
Diana and Antonio Parra live in New Mexico and have three children. when they found themselves pregnant with their fourth child, Diana says she had a normal pregnancy. Then at 21 weeks along, they Parra’s found out their child had a birth defect.
Julian Potter couldn’t swim away fast enough as a boat was speeding his way on Lake Nasworthy. The accident that would follow required care nearly 200 miles away at University Medical Center’s Level 1 Trauma Center.
$1,066,216, that’s how much was raised as of 5:30 Sunday afternoon as the 36th Annual Children’s Miracle Network Telethon ended. They’re accepting donations until midnight. This was the 36th year for KCBD’s Karin McCay and Abner Euresti to host the event.
Thanks to UMC doctors, his daily routine has been changed, for the better. "Yeah it changed his life," says his mom. "Like he can play sports and everything. He can do normal life things now and play and he's a happy kid."
Makayla Pierson has never been afraid of a challenge. A multi-sport athlete all through high school, she’s used to working against the odds; but her senior year at Abernathy High School would come with the biggest challenge yet.
The Montgomery family started their Sunday morning bright and early. Les and Nova Montgomery and their 16-year-old daughter, Austyn woke up around 5 a.m. for breakfast with Austyn’s boyrfiend, 18-year-old Brayden Sizenbach.