Preferred Administrators
Preferred Administrators
1145 Westmoreland Drive
El Paso, TX 79925-5615

Hours of Operation
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Outside El Paso
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Preferred Administrators is a Third Party Administrator contracted to manage health insurance coverage for all Associates and retirees of the El Paso County Hospital District; and employees at El Paso Children’s Hospital.


Carol G. Smallwood
President and CEO
Janel L. Lujan
CEO of Medicaid
Sharon Perkins
Chief Information Officer and HIPAA Security Officer
Catherine Gibson
Chief Compliance Officer
Gustavo Gonzalez
Chief Financial Officer
David M. Palafox, MD
Medical Director
Mario Flores
Senior Director of Provider Engagement
Don Gillis
Senior Director of Quality Improvement
Maritza Lopez
Senior Director of Member & Community Engagement
Edgar Martinez
Senior Director of Member Operations
Career Opportunities

Preferred Administrators is administered by El Paso Health (EPH), which is a subsidiary of the University Medical Center of El Paso (UMC). UMC offers an excellent compensation and benefits package to its employees. UMC and EPH are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For current job openings at El Paso Health; please visit the University Medical Center of El Paso Jobs website.

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