Pub 60 2019-20 | Issue 5


UMC, Bravo Chevrolet Cadillac, UMC Foundation Announces Unveiling of Gift To Frontline Healthcare Workers

Local executive and philanthropist Raymond Palacios continues to support the community with a donation that will help increase the quality of life at a
local hospital.

El Paso, TX: Today, University Medical Center of El Paso, Bravo Chevrolet Cadillac Las Cruces and Bravo Chevrolet El Paso and UMC Foundation jointly announced the unveiling of a large-screen video system, made possible through a $10,000 donation by Bravo Chevrolet Cadillac President, Raymond Palacios.

The new video system will be used to keep employees aware of real-time alerts and messages regarding the updates on COVID-19 news or other important information.

“We’re extremely proud of the work that the officials and health workers at UMC have been doing to protect our community during these trying times,” said Raymond Palacios, President of Bravo Chevrolet Cadillac. “We wanted our gift to the medical center to not only reflect our gratitude for their relentless dedication to saving lives but also to enhance their work environment and aid their success in any way possible.”

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, UMC has been a leading location for residents of the Borderplex region to turn to for medical aid. The Bravo gift serves as an act of appreciation for the tremendous efforts by nurses, doctors, healthcare workers and other UMC employees.

“The incredible support and appreciation Raymond and his team have shown, as well as from others in our community, goes far toward strengthening the work our nurses, doctors, techs, and other employees conduct daily in this fight against COVID-19,” said Jacob Cintron, UMC President and CEO. “We are all grateful for business leaders such as Raymond and the Bravo Chevrolet Cadillac team for their contribution to the hospital’s resources and quality of life.”


The donation was made directly to the UMC Foundation COVID-19 Compassionate Cares Fund, intended for the support of healthcare workers at UMC. “This is a wonderful gift to the Associates at UMC,” said Estela Casas, UMC Foundation Executive Director. “This is yet another example of great people doing great things that make our city “El Paso Strong.” We will remember Raymond’s generosity for years to come.”

Over the last 20 years, the Bravo dealerships, under the leadership of its President, Raymond Palacios, have been committed to enhancing the economic and educational opportunities of the citizens in the Borderplex region. He is currently on the Board of the Council of Regional Economic Expansion and Educational Development (CREEED) and serves as Chairman of The Borderplex Alliance. 

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This story appears in Issue 5 2020 of the Dealers’ Choice Magazine.