Del Sol Medical Center Kicks Off UTEP’s Centennial Celebrations with “Orange Friday”

WHAT:          Del Sol Medical Center will host “Orange Friday,” a tailgate to kick off the fall celebrations surrounding the 100th anniversary of The University of Texas at El Paso. UTEP cheerleaders and Paydirt Pete will attend along with Del Sol Medical Center employees, who will wear UTEP orange in honor of the Centennial celebration.

Del Sol Medical Center is a strong supporter of UTEP and its football program. Approximately 450 Del Sol Medical Center employees are UTEP graduates, including chief executive officer Jacob Cintron. Cintron is also a member of the 2014 Commission – a group of 100 community leaders appointed by UTEP President Dr. Diana Natalicio to help plan and execute the Centennial celebration.


WHEN:          Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Noon to 1 p.m.


WHERE:        Del Sol Medical Center

10301 Gateway West


PARKING:Media are welcome to park along the yellow zone by the main entrance. Please be sure you do not block the entryway for patients and visitors.


VISUALS:     Video/photos of the Centennial celebration kick off and tailgate, UTEP cheerleaders, Paydirt Pete and Del Sol Medical Center employees wearing Miner orange. Interviews with Del Sol Medical Center and UTEP representatives will be available as well.


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Del Sol Medical Center

Del Sol Medical Center, located at 10301 Gateway West, is part of Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare, the leading healthcare provider for El Paso and the surrounding region, with physicians, nurses and staff who are committed to delivering the highest quality patient care available.  With 347 beds, this full-service acute care hospital offers comprehensive medical services in nearly every specialty including a certified stroke program, level II trauma services, and top rated maternity care services.  Del Sol Medical Center is also known for cutting edge cardiovascular services, including the region’s only cardiac electrophysiology lab with Stereotaxis technology used to treat heart arrhythmia.  For more information, please visit


The University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014. Located in one of the largest binational communities in the world, UTEP is unique among research institutions. It enrolls more than 23,000 students, a majority of whom are Hispanic and many who are the first in their families to attend college. The University invests more than $80 million in research annually and still maintains the lowest net cost of any research university in the country. Ranked #1 in the nation for improving the social mobility of its students and #7 overall by Washington Monthly magazine, UTEP is dedicated to becoming the first national research university serving a 21st century student demographic. Learn more at


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