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UMC Hires Jon Law as new Chief Strategic Officer

University Medical Center of El Paso’s announced Monday the hiring of Jon Law as UMC’s new Chief Strategic Officer.

Mr. Law is widely recognized in the El Paso healthcare community as one of the foremost strategic minds in modern healthcare, most recently serving as the CEO of PHIX Network, previously known as Paso del Norte Health Information Exchange. While at PHIX, Mr. Law focused on bringing together a unique collaborative of major health care leaders in El Paso to improve the sharing of health information.

“Jon’s experience and expertise as a strategic thinker in healthcare make him an ideal fit for our team, our mission, and our hospital,” said Jacob Cintron, President & CEO. “Throughout our history in El Paso, UMC has been good at understanding how to best strategically serve our ever-growing community. As the needs of our patients, industry and hospital change, our strategic focus must not only be in step but prepared for what’s ahead. I’m confident Jon can help us do that.”

Mr. Law has 24 years of experience serving in the nonprofit sector, including two years as a full-time volunteer at Annunciation House homeless shelters in Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua and El Paso, Texas. He spent 12 years serving the Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PDNHF) in various roles, including Chief Operating Officer and President.

“One of the first things I have been charged with accomplishing is the update of UMC’s Strategic Plan,” said Mr. Law. “My goal is to facilitate the plan in such a way that it is a ‘living’ document and never becomes a book that sits on a shelf waiting for the next update. While I know many staff at UMC, I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone else on the UMC team. Both of my children were born at UMC. After he was born, my son spent two weeks in the intermediate care nursery. Through these experiences, I saw that the organization has many talented and committed employees

“I am also really looking forward to bringing my experience at the Health Information Exchange to UMC. Health Information Technology is a key part of the changing healthcare landscape,” he added “I’m hoping that my Health Information Exchange experience will complement other experts on the UMC team to help the organization continue in its efforts to adapt to these changes.”

Mr. Law completed his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Arizona, and his Master of Public Administration (MPA) at the University of Texas El Paso.

Paso del Norte Health Information Exchange Names New Executive Director

The Paso del Norte Health Information Exchange’s (HIE) board of directors today announced the appointment of Jon Law as the Executive Director of the HIE.

“We are pleased to have Jon onboard. His track record shows he is ready to lead the HIE to the next level,” said Jacob Cintron, Chair of the HIE’s board of directors.

Law comes to the HIE with extensive experience in health promotion, healthcare strategy, and nonprofit leadership. Most recently, he served as the President of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PDNHF). In this role, he lead the Foundation’s Program, Communications, and Finance departments.

During his 12 years with PDNHF, he led the Foundation’s Smoke Free Paso del Norte Initiative, designed its binge-drinking reduction strategy, and co-led a benchmark study on the utilization of healthcare by El Paso County residents in Mexico. He is recognized by the public health community as a strategic thinker, who is able to translate scientific findings into applied benefit for the community.

Law is no stranger to the HIE. He was one of the organization’s founders, who worked to incorporate the organization and raise the original funding in 2010. “I am excited to be part of a project that involves the collaboration of the key partners to build a resource that will improve the quality of medical treatment and position the region to benefit from changing models of healthcare financing,” said Law.

“I’m pleased to see the HIE’s progress. In the next year, two hospital systems will be onboarded and Jon will be working to integrate the El Paso VA system into the HIE’s services,” said Jim Valenti, board member. Sally Hurt Deitch, board member, said, “the HIE is at a pivotal moment in its development. Jon is the right person to help the organization move through this tipping point, so the HIE becomes an integrated tool to ensure healthcare quality in the El Paso area.”

Law’s position as HIE’s Executive Director begins immediately.