Leveraging 50 years of growth for a focus on our future
YOU'RE THE VITAL SIGN OF OUR SUCCESS
We’re pumped. Your donations are a vital sign of things to come. And because of you, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is beating all campaign projections.
As the lifeblood of our growth, we thank you for ensuring the well-being of our institution, our communities and the future of health care for the next 50 years and beyond.
Your life, our purpose.
In 1969, when the Texas Legislature created the Texas Tech School of Medicine, we started with a vision and a will to serve. Over the past 50 years, we’ve expanded our reach — evolving into a vital health care resource to 2.7 million people.
By offering exceptional education and providing an opportunity to deserving students, we continue to grow our institution up, out and across the region. This enables us to make a unique and powerful impact in underserved communities and populations.
With a focus on collaborative and translational research, we’re looking foward to the next 50 years — teaching, learning, saving, serving.
Your life, our purpose. That’s our legacy, and we invite you to join us.
IT’S A STRAIGHT LINE — DUE NORTH — between Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Lubbock and TTUHSC at Amarillo. Due north — our True North. That’s because of what’s happening on our campus located in the northwest corner of Amarillo’s medical district. It’s the axis of research, innovation and advancement in health care. And our schools are just one of the reasons Amarillo is such an integral part of TTUHSC.
It started with an idea to provide health care to underserved populations in a remote part of the state known as West Texas. In 1969, that underserved population included Lubbock. But times have changed. Now, almost a half-century later, what was once an underserved population now anchors the largest health sciences center in the entire state.
The Permian Basin is home to those seeking a better tomorrow. Some seek it in the vast oil deposits of the region. We do it by finding ways to improve the quality of health care. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is in the business of exploring new frontiers, and in 1981, we laid claim at the Permian Basin.
Success stories are fun to tell especially in the Big Country. Once upon a time, Abilene was the largest population center in Texas without any federally qualified health care (FQHC). It was a medical quandary for those on Medicaid and the underinsured. Every city with a population in excess of 100,000 had an FQHC except for Abilene.
It's urban sprawl in reverse. Instead of moving away from major population centers, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is moving toward them - and for good reason. Since 1996, when the School of Pharmacy opened, one-third of the student population has come from within a 100-mile radius of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.