El Paso County Hospital District Statement On Petition SubmissionSeptember 13, 2022
HOSPITAL DISTRICT STATEMENT ON PETITION SUBMISSION
EL PASO, TEXAS – The El Paso County Hospital District very much appreciated going out to the
community over the last several months to discuss this request and the great work done by the
thousands of employees of the El Paso County Hospital District. This request is meant to address our
critical capacity needs and ensure we can continue to provide the care our entire community deserves.
We will continue to provide that care, regardless of the ultimate outcome. In the meantime, we will
wait for the County to undergo their count and verification of those signatures before a final decision is
“We want to take this pause as an opportunity to thank all of the El Pasoans who attended our
community presentations during our outreach efforts since the end of June. We have held 76
community meetings and, combined with our other outreach efforts, have reached hundreds of
thousands of individuals. Along the way, El Pasoans shared their stories of illness, of support of our
project, and of personal experience with the excellence in care at UMC and EPCH. We also thank the
Commissioners Court for their consideration and direction regarding our request, and will await the
County’s verification of the signatures submitted,” said Jacob Cintron, EPCHD President & CEO.
About UMC: For more than 107 years, University Medical Center of El Paso (UMC) has been providing
exceptional, high quality care for the entire El Paso region. 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 as well
as the region’s only Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. UMC’s mission is to
Heal, to Serve and to Educate.