Service to Our Community
Providing medical care and health education is only part of how United Regional supports our community. We contribute in numerous ways to community organizations and events with volunteer manpower and monetary donations.
In addition to the programs listed, many employees give their personal time and resources as members of community organizations, their boards, committees and projects. And each year, through our Spirit of Giving Campaign, our employees have the opportunity to donate to organizations in our community such as Hands to Hands, United Way, Children’s Miracle Network and the Rathgeber Hospitality House. In 2015, employees gave more than $279,000 to the campaign.
These are just a few of the ways we serve our community through volunteer manpower:
American Cancer Society Relay for Life
We sponsor teams to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.
Breast Cancer Education
Each year we provide educational presentations at health fairs and other community events on breast cancer screenings, mammography and treatment. In 2015, we participated in 90 events reaching over 6,000 women to educate them on the importance of Mammograms and early detection of breast cancer.
Child Passenger Safety Check
Members of our Trauma Department participate in events with “drive-through” child passenger seat checks to determine if the care seats meet safety requirements, and replace those that do not. Approximately 200 car seats are checked annually.
Community Education Seminars
Physicians on the medical staff of United Regional provide presentations on a variety of health topics to persons in our community to educate them on the medical and surgical specialty services available to them. These topics include:
- Hip and Knee Joint Replacement
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Back Health
- 3D Mammography
- Weight Loss
55 Advantage Programs
Six times each year we host luncheons for approximately 250 members of 55 Advantage at which physicians and other clinicians provide education on senior-related medical and health promotion and disease prevention topics. In 2015, topics included cardiovascular health, osteoarthritis, back health and the diabetic foot.
Heart of a Woman and Women’s Expo
Each year this brunch gathers features a guest speaker on heart health and provides health screenings to over 400 women.
Hotter ‘N Hell Hundred
United Regional sponsors 18 medical services tents with staff volunteers and supplies to treat participants with injuries and other medical conditions. The event attracts more than 12,000 cyclists annually.
Leadership Wichita Falls
We sponsor and host Health Day for the Leadership Wichita Falls class to educate them on the services and technology available at our hospital and coordinate speakers from other community health organizations.
MSU Health Fair
We provide students with health screenings as well as information on careers in the health care field.
We provide health education, screenings and flu shots to more than 400 seniors in our community.
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
In 2015, 180 staff members and their family members, and volunteers participated in the race to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer.