Skip to Content

UMC of El Paso unveils memorial recognizing COVID-19 heroes

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- University Medical Center of El Paso, along with El Paso Children's Hospital and El Paso Health, unveiled a new COVID-19 Heroes Recognition memorial Friday.

The hospitals dedicated the new installation to the heroes who worked to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. The installation is a collection of plaques with names of healthcare heroes. It is located in UMC's main lobby.

Healthcare workers gathered to watch the unveiling and appreciate the new memorial. They watched a display of news coverage from the pandemic.

EPCHD President & CEO Jacob Cintron, El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, El Paso County Commissioner David Stout, and EPCHD Board Chair Henry Gallardo spoke at the unveiling.

UMC invited ABC-7 to attend the special ceremony. We captured video of the healthcare professionals gathered at the unveiling. Many became emotional reliving the pandemic, and some even wiped away tears while watching the screen.

Article Topic Follows: Health

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Emma Hoggard


KVIA ABC 7 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content