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Sierra Providence Health Network To Present $480,000 Unrestricted Educational Gift To Texas Tech El Paso School of Medicine

April 8, 2005

TTUHSC and Sierra Providence Representatives

Texas Tech El Paso School of Medicine recently received a gift of $480,000 from Sierra Providence Health Network. The funds will be used to support Texas Tech's Residency Programs.

Texas Tech El Paso has been providing health care to the community for over thirty years. A main multi-specialty center is located in Central El Paso. A large family practice center and a pediatric clinic serve the Northeast community and several other clinics provide services to the Eastside and outlying areas. Texas Tech El Paso School of Medicine is also the third and fourth-year home for medical students. It also serves as the program base for 179 resident physicians completing residencies in eight programs.

Sierra Providence Health Network consists of three hospitals located in El Paso: 351-bed Sierra Medical Center, 508-bed Providence Memorial Hospital, and 72-bed Rio Vista Physical Rehabilitation Hospital.

Sierra Medical Center and Providence Memorial Hospital are both acute care hospitals that offer a broad spectrum of medical and surgical services in the areas of cardiology, women's services, cancer care and emergency services. Rio Vista offers a variety of general and specialized rehab services including brain and spinal cord injury programs and cardiac rehabilitation. Other clinical specialties include kidney transplant, sleep disorders, bariatric surgery and the Providence Children's Pavilion.