Standards of Behavior

Hospital employees must acknowledge and understand the hospital's Standard of Behaviors. To see the full Standards of Behavior, click here.


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The Hospital Auxiliary awards fall and spring scholarships annually. Over the years the Auxiliary has given more than $25,000 in scholarships to students pursing a degree in nursing and encourages recipients to practice health care locally after graduation.

Fall 2013 Scholarship Recipients 

Important Information for Applicants:

Each year applications are due by June 30th for fall semester scholarships or October 30th for spring semester scholarships.

This scholarship application will be reviewed by the UMH Auxiliary under the jurisdiction of the Scholarship Committee. Please complete the application in its entirety.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applicants must be originally from or a current resident of Uvalde, Real, Edwards, Kinney, or Zavala County.

The following items must be received with your application when you submit online or by mail:

  1. A recent photo
  2. Proof of high school diploma or record of GED scores
  3. An enrollment verification form
  4. An essay of at least 100 words expressing why you would like the scholarship and your plans for the future as a nurse at Uvalde Memorial Hospital
  5. Two letters of recommendation:
    • one from a business person
    • one from another interested person outside your immediate family

Mailed applications may be submitted to the following contacts:

Sherley Wentz
UMH Auxiliary Scholarship Committee Chair                                       
1025 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, Texas 78801
Human Resources Department
Volunteer Coordinator
1025 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, Texas 78801

Submitting Your Application

Submit your application by mailing in a completed application and all documents listed above or by completing the form online. If completing your application online, please make sure documents listed above are received by the scholarship committee as well. 

Your application will not be reviewed if it is not complete.

Printable Application - Click Here

Online Application

Complete form below (* indicates required field).

Complete an essay (at least 100 words) expressing why you would like the scholarship and your plans for the future as a nurse.


Full-time employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Retirement Plan – Mass Mutual
  • Continued Education Reimbursement
  • Health Insurance
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement
  • Dental Insurance
  • Medical Reimbursement
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Extended Sick Leave (ESL)
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • FirstChoice Membership Card
  • Short -term disability
  • Discounts on Hospital Services



General Information

Volunteers are needed and utilized throughout the hospital. Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Students obtaining service hours
  • Students completing intern or externships
  • Observing to determine a future career path

The hospital has two organized volunteer groups:

  • UMH Auxiliary

The hospital Auxiliary team plays a vital role in the day to day success and operation of the hospital. This dedicated group of selfless individuals oversee the gift shop and information desk. In addition, they have a beautification committee that plants flowers in the hospital's courtyard and assists with decorating the hospital for holidays. The Auxiliary offers spring and fall scholarships to students pursuing a degree in nursing and makes generous donations to the hospital for various projects.

  • Hospice

Hospice volunteers play a special role in a hospice patient's care. The volunteer may sit with the patient while their caregiver runs errands or simply meet the patient to talk or play cards. Whatever it may be, they are there to comfort the patient. Hospice volunteers also deliver flowers to patients homes on a weekly basis.


Hospital volunteers follow the Confidentiality and Security agreement, HIPAA regulations, and complete a orientation process to become acclimated to the hospital environment, rules, and regulations.

Basic Qualifications

Volunteers must be over the age of 18 or have parent or guardian permission.

Becoming a Volunteer

To become a volunteer complete and submit the application below. For additional information on volunteering or to check on the status of your volunteer application, please contact us at (830) 278- 6251 ext. 1486.  

Personal History (Required Fields*)

Please sign your full name above acknowledging all of the above information is accurate and you understand the terms stated in the above Agreement Box.

Uvalde Living

Uvalde Living Img.jpgSituated at the base of the Hill Country, Uvalde is considered the "best kept secret in the West." It is the honey capital of the world, which means our Southern charm comes naturally. Also known as the "tree city," it is one of the few places you will find hundred year old trees growing in the middle of the roads. Spectacular spring flowers and amazing autumn colors are the backdrop to all out adventures. We host tourists year-round with a variety of summer activities and dove, deer, and turkey hunting in the fall. A short commute to San Antonio yeilds world-class shopping and dining. After a day of cosmopolitian adventure, return home to rural America where running home for lunch every day and raising a family in a small town atmosphere is completely feasible. Uvalde is proud to be home to former Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe and former United States Vice-President John Nance Garner. Rich in history but always looking to the future, the community of Uvalde constantly strives to remain economically strong. Nestled in the subtle Texas Hill Country, it is small town hospitality at its finest.


Anesthesia services are provided through EmCare, the nations leading anesthesia services company. To learn more about EmCare visit their website at or click here.

For anesthesia employment inquiries, please contact:

Thomas J. Nordwick, FACHE                                          
CEO/Hospital Administrator
(830) 278- 6251 ext. 1131

Linda S. Walker, RHIA, CPMSM, CCS
Physician Services Officer
(830) 278- 6251 ext. 1167