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UMC names new ‘Top Nurse;’ Will oversee multiple departments, Hundreds Of Nurses

University Medical Center of El Paso has a new “top nurse” as hospital officials announced the hiring of Amyra (Amy) Daher as their new Chief Nursing Officer.

“I am so excited about this new opportunity,” said Amy.

“We have such a great team, experienced professionals and leaders who make our hospital much more successful. Roxanne has always been a mentor to me and I know she is a short walk or a phone call away, whenever we need each other. Our leadership team and Jacob have been extremely supportive and it is my hope that I can return that support and continue our progress as El Paso’s most advanced hospital.”

Amy most recently was the Assistant Chief Nursing Officer to UMC’s interim Chief Nursing Officer Roxanne Weisendanger, who will become the new Chief Nursing Officer at El Paso Children’s Hospital.

“I am excited that Amy has accepted this position and is willing to continue and expand her leadership and experience at UMC,” said Jacob Cintron, President and CEO. “This is a time of great need in our community and region as we navigate our current world health challenge. Amy has already shown her ability to lead our nursing team and multiple departments with finesse, well-reasoned decision making and seemingly unending dedication to our hospital and community. Welcome to our leadership team, Amy!”

Amy received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Texas at El Paso.

“I am so happy for both Amy and Roxanne as they take on ever increasing roles of responsibility and leadership in healthcare,” added Cintron. “Amy will be charged with leading and implementing programs and initiatives that affect thousands of El Pasoans who depend on us for an exceptionally high level of care. I am quite certain she is up to the task and responsibility.”

Weisendanger, while in her leadership as interim Chief Nursing Officer, introduced initiatives and safety improvements that led to UMC’s Level IV Maternal Care designations, UMC’s Level 1 Comprehensive Stroke designation, and most recently, UMC’s receipt of a Grade A for Patient Care and Safety from LeapFrog, a national hospital ratings system.

“It’s hard to see Roxanne leave,” Cintron said, “but it’s comforting that she will be only footsteps away at El Paso Children’s Hospital. I know she and Amy will continue to support each other.”

Both Chief Nursing Officers are widely respected and known at both hospitals and familiar with the necessity for

continued hospital partnership and collaboration.

UMC officials also announced that Eric Johansen, Emergency Department Director, will serve as the interim Assistant Chief Nursing Officer until the permanent position is announced.

Eric has 6 years’ experience throughout UMC and oversees all nursing staff and technicians in the UMC Emergency Department, which includes the UMC’s Scherr Legate Level 1 Trauma Center. He also manages UMC’s new Emergency Departments in northeast and east El Paso.

Both new departments opened in February 2020. He also has extensive experience working with telemetry, cardiac step-down and other departments.

Actor Matthew McConaughey, wife Camila, headline donation of 25k Surgical Masks for UMC

University Medical Center of El Paso is the recipient of 25,000 surgical masks, through Actor Matthew McConaughey and his wife, model Camila McConaughey, on behalf of the Lincoln Motor Company.

While the McConaugheys are the road trip, delivering more than 125,000 face masks to select hospitals across Texas, UMC’s delivery is currently enroute from Austin, via UPS.

The masks will be put to immediate use at UMC, where many of El Paso’s COVID-19 patients are recovering and being cared for.

“All of us at UMC are grateful to Matthew, Camila and Lincoln for this generous donation,” said Jacob Cintron, President & CEO.

“Masks are vital to reducing the potential spread of infectious disease. At this unprecedented time in our history, knowing that so many people from across our state and nation are finding ways to support our healthcare community and the patients we care for, we are all heartened and strengthened in this journey. On behalf of all of us at UMC and our El Paso community, thank you.”

Another 20,000 masks will also be distributed to the El Paso County Medical Society. “Thank you, so much, Matthew, Camila, and Lincoln Ford for your generous donation to the physicians of El Paso,” said Dr. Alison Days, President, El Paso County Medical Society. “We feel honored to be one of the cities chosen for this donation.”

The masks will be donated through the UMC Foundation, a separate 501(c)(3) organization that manages all major donations to the hospital.

“This donation of surgical masks to the hospital, through UMC Foundation, is a milestone of generosity to the El Paso community,” said Estela Casas, UMC Foundation Executive Director.

“We, too, are grateful to Matthew, Camila and Lincoln for their kindness and thoughtfulness, at a time when it is needed most.”

Matthew and Camila McConaughey are both very active on social media and have been logging their journey of donations to fight the novel coronavirus COVID-19. “If you can, please go to Facebook and Instagram and thank them at @officiallymcconaughey, @camilamcconaughey, @iamcamilaalves, @torchnet, or @lincolnmotorco,” said Jacob.

“I am sure they would love to hear from people and patients in our community who will benefit most from their generosity.”

UTEP Announces 2017 Distinguished Alumni

Every year, The University of Texas at El Paso and the UTEP Alumni Association honor a group of men and women whose achievements stand out as monuments to dedication, integrity and hard work – they are the UTEP Distinguished Alumni.

UTEP has named three Distinguished Alumni for 2017: Maria Castañón Moats, U.S. and Mexico Assurance Leader for auditing firm PwC; Jacob Cintron, CEO and president of University Medical Center of El Paso; and Allen Gilmer, co-founder and executive chairman of Drillinginfo.

“We are extremely proud to celebrate this year’s Distinguished Alumni, who represent the very best of UTEP excellence – our highly talented students and the educational programs that enable them to achieve their full potential,” said UTEP President Diana Natalicio. “These three highly accomplished UTEP graduates clearly set high aspirations for themselves and, upon completing their UTEP degrees, have achieved extraordinary success in their chosen professions. Their stories serve as a powerful inspiration for all of us at UTEP today – students, faculty and staff – to continue building a culture of excellence across the campus.”

The Distinguished Alumni award is the highest recognition bestowed upon alumni of the University. The 2017 awardees will be officially recognized during UTEP’s 2017 Homecoming Week, Oct. 1-7.

“The 2017 Distinguished Alumni are stars in their respective industries and are wonderful role models to our current students,” said Maribel Villalva, UTEP assistant vice president for alumni relations. “These individuals are being celebrated, not only because they are stellar graduates of UTEP, but also because they are prime examples of UTEP’s mission of excellence. They each rose through the ranks of their industry and are now respected leaders and innovators. But, above all else, they remain committed to their alma mater and to helping UTEP students find their own path to success. We are so proud of these three individuals who earned the title Distinguished Alumni.”

The Distinguished Alumni join another group of alumni who are being honored by their respective colleges – the 2017 Gold Nugget Award recipients – who were announced earlier this summer. They will all be honored during UTEP’s Homecoming Week and will be showcased at the annual Distinguished Alumni Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 at the Don Haskins Center.

Learn more about the 2017 Distinguished Alumni:

Maria Castañón Moats | U.S. and Mexico Assurance Leader, PwC

 Maria Castañón Moats was born in Juárez, Mexico and grew up in El Paso. She graduated from UTEP in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She made partner at PwC in 2004 and was later appointed as the firm’s U.S. Diversity Leader from 2011-16, where she reported to the company’s U.S. CEO and served on the U.S. leadership team.

Currently, Castañón Moats serves as the first woman and first Hispanic to hold her position at PwC and recently claimed the No. 2 spot on Fortune magazine’s inaugural list of the 50 Most Powerful Latinas.

“I’m incredibly humbled by being named as a Distinguished Alumna,” Castañón Moats said. “UTEP means so much to me – it’s where I learned the value of hard work and was exposed to a variety of people, cultures and information, all of which contributed to both the person I’ve become and the fulfilling career I have today.”

Jacob Cintron | CEO and President of University Medical Center of El Paso

Jacob Cintron started out doing odd jobs in the Engineering Department of Thomason Hospital, now University Medical Center (UMC), when he was 17 years old.

Cintron earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from UTEP in 1983 and returned to the University to earn an MBA and a Master of Accountancy. He became director of engineering at Thomason and, later, assistant administrator of the hospital. He stayed at Thomason for 17 years before moving on to executive positions at major health care systems in Chicago, Illinois; San Antonio, Texas; and San Diego, California.

Cintron returned to El Paso in 2006 to become CEO of Del Sol Medical Center, a position he held for 10 years before being named CEO of UMC.

“I am blown away, proud and humbled by being named as one of UTEP’s Distinguished Alumni,” Cintron said. “If it weren’t for UTEP, I would have settled for something else, and my life path would have been very different. Thanks to UTEP, I am in a place where I’d never thought I’d be.”

Allen Gilmer | Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Drillinginfo

Allen Gilmer attended Rice University intending to become a lawyer. While at Rice, he enjoyed his geology classes and ended up earning a bachelor’s degree in geology in 1984.

Gilmer returned to El Paso and attended UTEP, where he earned his master’s degree in geological sciences in 1987. He worked several years as a geophysicist at Marathon Oil Co. and went on to co-found several companies in the oil and gas sector before starting up Drillinginfo, a leading provider of cloud-based data and analytics software for the oil and gas industry.

Professionally, Gilmer has received numerous accolades. He was selected as Large Company CEO of the Year for Central Texas in 2014, Top 7 North American Prospect Expo Influencers in 2014, Texas’ Outstanding Geoscientist in 2012 by Texas Monthly magazine and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Central Texas in 2012.

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