Andres Acosta / El Paso Herald-Post
UTEP Athletics and Van Wagner have reached an exclusive agreement with Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare to serve as the official healthcare sponsor for UTEP Athletics.
“We are delighted to welcome Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare as the official and exclusive healthcare sponsor of Miner Athletics,” Jim Senter, UTEP Director of Athletics said.
“This sponsorship aligns two outstanding organizations which we believe will provide a win/win for the El Paso Community. Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare has a long-standing tradition of serving El Paso and investing in our citizens. This exclusive sponsorship will allow UTEP Athletics to highlight those investments.”
“Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare is pleased to serve as a resource to UTEP, and we’re honored to join the throngs of Miners fans in supporting these student-athletes,” Don Karl, chief executive officer of Las Palmas Medical Center, said.
“Sports has the unique ability to bring people together, and we are very proud to be an official part of the UTEP Athletics family today and for years to come,” David Shimp, chief executive officer of Del Sol Medical Center, said.
Van Wagner brokered and is managing this sponsorship agreement. Van Wagner serves as the multimedia rights representative for UTEP Athletics.
“A great relationship with a hospital sponsor is one of the most important things for a Division I athletic department,” Ben Burke, Vice President of Van Wagner, said. “I’ve been fortunate enough to work on a number of partnerships over the years at different institutions. The people at Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare — Don Karl, David Shimp, Michelle Hays and everyone involved — have been unbelievable and their engagement with this process and desire to support UTEP is as great as I’ve seen in any market in the country. We’re proud to call Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare our official and exclusive healthcare sponsor.”
Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare is one of the leading healthcare providers for El Paso and the surrounding region, with physicians, nurses and staff who are committed to delivering the highest quality patient care. The system’s full-service hospitals offer comprehensive medical services in nearly every specialty and include accredited Chest Pain Emergency Centers and award-winning maternity services.
As part of HCA, Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare brings unsurpassed healthcare resources to El Paso residents in fields such as gynecological surgery, cardiology, neuroscience and bariatric surgery. Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare has received recognition for its orthopedic and spine surgery programs and is a Commission on Cancer-accredited program.