Texanthropy Spotlight: The Medical Center of the Americas Foundation - 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Award Winner
This week we are spotlighting The Medical Center of the Americas Foundation, El Paso, the winner of the 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Award for Community Leadership - Health. This award recognizes an individual, group, or organization for strengthening the health and wellbeing of their community.
The Medical Center of the Americas Foundation understands the importance of developing connections between groups and individuals to help craft collaborative solutions to local needs. In 2006, The Medical Center of the Americas Foundation was created in response to a shared vision to develop a “center for excellence in healthcare education, research and services in the Paso Del Norte region.” A team of universities, healthcare professionals, researchers, business and community leaders have invested thousands of volunteer hours and leveraged their skills and knowledge to successfully launch a biomedical industry in El Paso.
In June 2016, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation added the newest addition to the 440-acre Medical Center of the Americas Foundation campus – the Cardwell Collaborative. The Cardwell Collaborative is a 60,000 square foot, $28 million building which houses a biomedical research/technology incubator. Medical Center of the Americas Foundation has become a change agent for the El Paso region, and continues to serve as an icon for the emerging biomedical industry and a model of innovation.