Team Member Spotlight | Julie Garza, Clinical Department Administrator

With five campuses stretching across 108 counties in West Texas and beyond, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is a diverse and complex institution, and our success is due in no small part to our exceptional team members. 

At TTUHSC, everyone plays a vital role. Being part of the TTUHSC team means being part of a supportive community where you can grow and thrive in a values-based culture that puts people first. As ambassadors of our mission and culture, our incredible team members go above and beyond every day in exemplifying our values: Beyond Service, Kindhearted, Integrity, One Team, and Visionary. We are excited to share their stories.


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Julie Garza

Meet Julie Garza, Clinical Department Administrator

How long have you worked at TTUHSC, and what is your role?
I have worked for TTUHSC for 21 and a half years. I am the Clinical Department Administrator for the Department of Family Medicine at the Permian Basin.

How did you come to work at TTUHSC? Can you tell us about your career journey to (or within) our institution?
My supervisor and friend referred me to apply for a job at TTUHSC working in the School of Medicine Dean’s office.

What do you enjoy about your work, or what excites you most about your job?
What I enjoy most about my job are the people I work with in my department and from outside agencies. I am very proud to be a part of training physicians and, in that process, caring for the people of the Permian Basin and the rural communities of West Texas.

Which of the values (One Team, Kindhearted, Integrity, Visionary, and Beyond Service) is most integral to your job or team? Why?
It’s so hard to choose because I feel that they are all so important, but I think the value of the One Team approach is the most important. This is because everyone has a valuable part to play in accomplishing our goals and we must work together to do this well.

How would you describe the culture at TTUHSC?
I believe our values-based culture is about people–from our staff and physicians to our patients. I want to be a part of an organization that puts people first.

What do you enjoy most about the Permian Basin, and what makes you proud to call West Texas home?
I grew up in West Texas, and the people of West Texas are why I am still here. People here are friendly and caring. West Texas has many opportunities, which is why people come from all over the world to this area. Once we get them here, they have a hard time leaving because they love the people, as well.

What do you wish more people knew about your team or department, or our institution?
TTUHSC has been a great place to work! We are a family here, and the benefits are hard to match.

What most excites you about the future at TTUHSC?
I’m happy about the initiatives involving employees in improving the workplace environment.

What would you tell people who are considering a position at TTUHSC?
TTUHSC is a great place to call home! There are opportunities for advancement, and it will be a place you will want to stay and retire from someday.

Is there anything else you would like to share?
I have had the opportunity to work for and with many great leaders in my time here. Each and every one of them have pushed me to be my best and have always supported my personal growth. I would not be where I am today without their support.


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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


Beginning in 1969 as the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is now a five-school university with campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas/Fort Worth, Lubbock, Midland and Odessa.

TTUHSC offers students the opportunity to expand knowledge in programs that are on the forefront of health care education. Our programs and facilities give students the opportunity for hands-on research and clinical experience, and various collaborations with community entities provide students the practical knowledge that is vital to their success.

Almost 50 years since opening, TTUHSC has now trained more than 20,000 health care professionals, and meets the health care needs of more than 2.5 million people in the 108 counties including those in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico.

Through research, education and patient care, TTUHSC aims to promote a greater health environment for West Texas and beyond. We strive to decrease health disparities for rural populations and improve the health of the community through collaborations with area hospitals and health centers.

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