Jacob Cintron serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the University Medical Center of El Paso.
Mr. Cintron has more than 35 years of healthcare management experience. He began his healthcare career at the Thomason Hospital, now named University Medical Center of El Paso – which he leads today.
Mr. Cintron comes to University Medical Center of El Paso from Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso, where he served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to 2016, prior to his July 2016 arrival at the University Medical Center of El Paso. Other leadership positions he held at Del Sol Medical Center include Chief Operating Officer, Associate Administrator II, and Vice President of Support Services.
He also served in senior leadership positions (Chief Operating Officer) at Vanguard Healthcare in Chicago; for IASIS Healthcare at Southwest General Hospital in San Antonio; and for UHS’ Southwest Healthcare System in California before returning to El Paso at HCA’s 336 bed Del Sol Medical Center.
Mr. Cintron began his career in healthcare, still in his teen years, and progressed through myriad levels of complexity, management and leadership to his full-circle return as President & CEO to the hospital he started at more than 35 years prior.
Mr. Cintron serves on the board of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce; is the Current Chair of Emergence Health Network and Paso Del Norte Health Information Exchange; and serves on various other El Paso committees and boards. Mr. Cintron holds a Bachelor of Science – Industrial Engineering, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Accountancy, all from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Mr. Cintron oversees the extremely important affiliations and partnerships of the University Medical Center of El Paso with Texas Tech University. These affiliations ensure the campus at University Medical Center of El Paso continues to be the center of medical teaching, providing an exceptional learning environment and experience for medical students, residents, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. These affiliations with Texas Tech include the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Other affiliations include the University of Texas at El Paso Nursing Programs, El Paso Community College Nursing Programs, Socorro/Bel Air/Silva Magnet High Schools, the Dona Ana Community College, New Mexico State University, Texas Women’s University, Western New Mexico University, Western Tech, National Institute First Assist, and New Mexico State University. Together, these programs are responsible for training more than a thousand students each year at the Campus of University Medical Center of El Paso.