Texas University Medical Center Names New CEO


Jacob Cintron, a former University Medical Center of El Paso Associate, will return to UMC as its CEO after having been selected by the UMC Board of Managers as the hospital’s new President and CEO, according to a press release from the medical center.

Cintron’s start date as CEO at UMC is Monday, July 25. Mr. Cintron replaces Jim Valenti, who is retiring after nearly 12 years at UMC. Cintron comes to UMC from Del Sol Medical Center, where he resigned his post as its CEO. He first started working at UMC (Thomason Hospital at that time) when he was a junior in high school. He continued his work at UMC for the next 17 years where executives encouraged him to seek his education.

Cintron has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy, a Master’s Degree in Engineering as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). All three degrees were earned at UTEP.

As El Paso’s only not-for-profit, community-owned hospital and healthcare system, UMC is home to the region’s only Level I Trauma Center.


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