From the Desk of the President

From the Desk of the President

Women of Impact – This week the El Paso Inc. honored six women who positively impact the El Paso community.  Sharon Butterworth, Dr. Blanca E. Enriquez, Gayle Greve Hunt, Sally Hurt-Deitch, Ruth Ellen Jacobson and Lisa Saucedo were this year’s honorees and were each presented with a 2015 El Paso Inc. Women of Impact award. While each is doing unique work, two of these women are fostering a legacy of opportunity at our health sciences center.


Gayle Hunt is vice president of the Hunt Family Foundation, which established our Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing in her honor in 2010. The building was a response to the long-term shortage of nurses who provide care to this medically underserved area. Not only can nurses now train here, they can choose to stay and work in El Paso.


Sally Hurt-Deitch is market president and chief executive officer for The Hospitals of Providence, which has partnered with us to build a new teaching hospital and medical office building in far west El Paso. The Transmountain Campus will offer training for approximately 75 medical residents across a multi-year program. Congratulations to both!


Spur Society Gala – During its annual Spur Society Gala, the Texas Tech University System celebrated its top donors. What a beautiful night in Lubbock spent with great company. This year’s honorees included El Paso Electric. Eduardo Gutierrez, vice president for the company’s external affairs and public relations accepted the award. New Spur Society members receive a pair of gunmetal black spurs with a red double T on the heel band.


IMG_1179Medical Student-Run Clinic – Paul L. Foster School of Medicine students are working hard to raise money for their clinic in the Sparks community. Last month they held the Hearts for Sparks Golf Classic at Butterfield Gold Club. This Sunday, Oct. 4, the students hope to raise more funds at the Sprint for Sparks 5K Run/Walk along Scenic Drive. The clinic opened in 2013 and provides primary health care services to patients of all ages in the Sparks community. The clinic is always looking for volunteers. You can sign up at the following website: