The MCA exists to ensure that the health care needs of the Paso del Norte region are met by facilitating the growth of an entire “life sciences ecosystem”—from delivering health care education and training for our region’s workforce to commercializing biomedical research and innovations.
To develop and catalyze the life sciences ecosystem in the region.
To cultivate a dynamic health industry and innovation/entrepreneurship ecosystem that competes globally.
Our location on the U.S.-Mexico border positions us well for health education, health care and research affecting our primarily Hispanic border population. Our binational region is home to several major universities, including medical and nursing schools and biomedical engineering programs with rapid prototyping and advanced manufacturing laboratories. The El Paso-Juarez-Southern New Mexico metroplex is also well known for its manufacturing facilities, skilled workforce and commercial transportation infrastructure.
The MCA Foundation board of directors brings together some of the region’s top business and community leaders who share the vision of life sciences as a catalyst for economic development and advancements in health care.
The MCA executive management team and staff are dedicated to the success of our community, industry, academic and government partners.
The Cardwell Collaborative is a three-story, 60,000 square-foot biomedical research and technology commercialization building named for local businessman and philanthropist Jack Cardwell.
The Medical Center of the Americas Foundation legally formed in 2006, but its origins trace back to the late 1990s, when El Paso business, civic and government leaders moved forward on a plan to transform the region’s economy, which was primarily comprised of low-wage, low-skill jobs.
The MCA would not be where it is today without the support and collaboration of our community partners. We’ve allied with our elected and government officials, physicians and nurses, health educators, researchers, manufacturers, and entrepreneurs to build a culture of innovation and economic development.
The operations of the MCA Foundation are made possible through a City of El Paso Impact Fund, private and public grants, generous contributions by donors, and through property leasing and other revenues.
On the cutting edge of the life sciences, the MCA is a great place to work and learn. Learn more about career and internship opportunities here.
Follow this link to learn about RFP opportunities with the MCA Foundation. We encourage responses from qualified small businesses, minority businesses and women’s business enterprises.