You Need a Good Foundation

It would appear that UMC controlled almost every aspect of the El Paso Children’s Hospital.  Services were provided (at inflated prices), the loading dock was controlled by UMC, much of the ancillary staff worked for UMC and the charitable foundation for the El Paso Children’s Hospital falls under the UMC umbrella.  You read that correctly – The El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation is managed by the same board (EPCH Foundation Board) as the UMC Foundation (UMC Foundation Board) and has the same employees (UMC Foundation EmployeesEPCH Foundation Employees). Their logos are eerily similar:

EPCH Foundation2UMC Foundation2

Also, it would appear that little is done to separate the Foundations, even in their youtube channel:

While we are sure that the staff and board are working diligently for both hospitals, how much of their work can be focused on any one hospital when they are sharing the exact same resources?  If there is a grant or a function that would benefit both hospitals, how are those handled and who gets priority? Is there any part of the El Paso Children’s Hospital that UMC didn’t have its hands in? Hopefully the bank accounts are separate…



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