Jacob Cintron, FACHE, PE
R. Jacob Cintron serves as president/CEO of the El Paso County Hospital District, which includes University Medical Center of El Paso, El Paso Health, El Paso Children’s Hospital, and the University Medical Center Foundation of El Paso. Mr. Cintron has more than 40 years of healthcare management experience. He began his healthcare career at Thomason General Hospital, now named University Medical Center of El Paso. He came to the EPCHD in July 2016 from Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso, where he served as its CEO from 2007 to 2016. Other leadership positions he previously held at Del Sol Medical Center include COO, associate administrator II and vice president of support services. He also served in senior leadership positions at Vanguard Healthcare in Chicago, ASIS Healthcare at Southwest General Hospital in San Antonio and UHS’ Southwest Healthcare System in California. Mr. Cintron is a member of America’s Essential Hospitals, past board chair of the Teaching Hospitals of Texas, board member of the Texas Hospital Association, committee member of the THA’s Council on Policy Development, past board chair of the Emergency Health Network, board member of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce and United Way of El Paso, and past board chair of the Paso Del Norte Health Information Exchange. He also serves on various other El Paso committees and boards. Mr. Cintron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering, a Master of Business Administration degree, and a Master of Accountancy degree, all from the University of Texas at El Paso. He oversees the affiliations and partnerships of the University Medical Center of El Paso with Texas Tech University Health Science Center of El Paso. These affiliations 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 and pharmacy programs, El Paso Community College nursing programs, Dona Ana Community College, New Mexico State University, Texas Women’s University, Western New Mexico University, and New Mexico State University. Mr. Cintron is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.