About United Regional
United Regional Health Care System is located in Wichita Falls, Texas and provides comprehensive medical care including inpatient and outpatient services, advanced diagnostics, surgical specialties and life-saving emergency care to a nine-county service area. It has the area’s only Level II Trauma Center and serves as the Primary Stroke Center for the region.
United Regional’s passion is to provide excellence in health care for the communities it serves. To accomplish this passion, the System continues to reinvest in advanced technology, modern facilities, and the recruitment and retention of highly skilled employees and physicians to ensure that the current and future medical needs of the area are met.
In 2009, United Regional expanded its campus with the addition of the Bridwell Tower to enhance community access to diagnostic, surgical services and acute care. The System has also invested in some of the most advanced technology available today, including, surgical technology: the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, an orthopedic surgical navigation system, an ENT surgical navigation system, the OPMI Pentero neurosurgical microscope, and a neurosurgical robotic guidance system; laboratory technology: the Biotyper, the ROTEM, the Command Center Power Processor; pharmacy technology: Sentri 7; diagnostic technology: 3D mammography and 3D stereotactic upright biopsy; and information technology to enhance communication between health care providers and patients.
In January 2017, United Regional’s Emergency Department expansion and renovation project was completed, doubling the size of the existing ED. The new Bridwell Center for Emergency Care provides larger treatment rooms with greater privacy and comfort, larger trauma rooms to accommodate the latest equipment, and an indoor walkway connecting the Center to the Bethania Building. A master facility plan was developed and approved for implementation beginning in 2018. The plan includes hospital renovation, and outpatient facility expansion and new construction to improve access to health care for our community.
Commitment to the Community
United Regional is also committed to continue serving as the “safety net” for the uninsured and underinsured the region, and provided approximately $24 million in charity care in 2020. It also serves the community in educational services, health fairs and screenings and through sponsorship of community organizations’ activities that contribute to the health the community.
Statistics for 2020:
- 143,000 clinic visits (including virtual visits)
- 64,000 ER visits
- 60,000 hospital outpatient visits
- 14,000 hospital admissions
- 8,400 surgeries
- 1,900 births
- 2,300 employees
- 390 physicians
- 180 volunteers