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2013 (September 2012 - August 2013)

August 2013

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction!, Press Ganey “Reboot”: Patient Satisfaction Survey Changes, World Sepsis Day: September 13, Commit to Sit Campaign Coming Soon,
Introducing Epic Care Everywhere, DSRIP Update: Implementing ED Health Information Exchange Care Transitions, Moving the Needle: A Message from the Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, CMC Holds Annual Summer Conference, The Power is in Your Hands: Hand Hygiene Update, Spotlight on…Hien Nguyen, Shout Outs!

July 2013

How the Affordable Care Act Could Impact UTMB, Welcome Aboard Ann O’Connell and Mai Hoang, Blood Management: New Transfusion Guidelines, Environmental Services Leaps into Future, Spotlight on Hospital Galveston, CMC Town Hall Meetings Held, UTMB Receives Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery, Plans for Designated Employee Break Areas in New Jennie Sealy Hospital, Shout Outs

June 2013

UTMB Health and the Medicaid Transformation Waiver, Hurricane Evacuation Exercise a Success, Vendormate: What you need to know, The Bloody Truth: Transfusions are Risky Business, Employee Advisory Council Corner, Clinical Value Analysis: Annual Savings Progress, LifeWings Hardwire Safety Tools Workshop, Getting to know David Marshall, Shout Outs

May 2013

UTMB to launch "Give to Live" Summer Blood Drive; Nurses Week 2012: My "Walk A Mile in Their Shoes" Experience; Getting to Know Tommy Fields; Nurse Leadership Award Recipients; Victory Lakes Community Fair; Jennie Sealy Mock-Up Patient Simulation; Spotlight on Donald Dillon, Stephanie deJongh and Hien Nguyen; Medicare Outpatient Observation; Shout Outs!; You've Been Spotted! Nurses and Health System Week

April 2013

Patient Engagement Issue: Creating a Culture of Patient Engagement, Lecture, May 16: The Voice of the Patient, How Do You Improve the Patient Experience, Lean: Value Stream Analysis in Family Medicine Island West PCMH, New Blood Management Program at UTMB, Clinical Value Analysis: Submit Requests Online, PeopleSoft Upgrade, UTMB to Celebrate Nursing Week and Health System Week, Winnie Richards Recognized by umf Corporation, Liver Life Walk Houston 2013, Spotlight on Janie Pietramale, Shout Outs!

March 2013

Major Traffic Redirections, Victory Lakes Expansion Groundbreaking, Lean - Value Stream Analyses (Orthopaedics and Emergency Deparments), Royal Carribbean Center of Excellence, Spotlight on Valerie Brumfield, Shout Outs!

February 2013

New Health System Website, Centralized Check-in Desks Enhance the Patient Experience, March is National Professional Social Work Month, New Electronic Surgical Request Form, Envisioning the Future: Mondays in March 2013, Contest: How Well Do You Know utmbconnect?, New Guidelines for Use of Personal Electronic Devices in Patient Areas, New Blood Management Program at UTMB, EAC Holds “Engage and Chat” at Clear Lake Access Center, Clinical Value Analysis Meeting Schedule, Shout Outs!

January 2013

Lean at UTMB: A World-Class Management System, UTMB Nurses Serve at 57th Presidential Inauguration, Clinical Value Analysis Teams, So Cool...UTMB at the South Pole, Adding a Special Touch to the Patient Experience, Primary Care Pavilion Construction Update, UTMB to Add New Safeguards for Patient Privacy, Employees Trained in Crew Resource Management Instruction, Victory Lakes Expansion to Begin, Shout Outs!

December 2012

Special Holiday Issue! Designing Patient Rooms for the Hospital of Tomorrow, UTMB Stuffs Stockings for Soldiers, PCP Officially Celebrates Grand Reopening, Dr. Owen Murray Presents "Life in the Big House", Joint Commission Recap, Clinical Value Analysis Oversight Committee, utmbConnect Fully Connected, Spotlight on Regina Ramirez, Shout Outs!, Construction Alert, Holiday Festivities

November 2012

Pastoral Care: The Spiritual Side of Health Care, CBC Friendswood at 8th Annual Halloween in the Park, Recap: 2nd Annual Health System Budget Celebration, A Visit to the John Sealy Hospital ORs, Introducing Clinical Value Analysis at UTMB Health, Ambulatory Fall Festival for Joint Commission Readiness, Tanger Outlet Opening Benefits UTMB's Breast Cancer Treatment and Prevention Programs, Shout Outs!

October 2012

Leadership Rounds in Day Surgery and Medicine/Nephrology; Preventing Patient Falls: It's Everyone's Responsibility; Men in Heels: Support the Heart Walk!; UTMB Recognized by HHS for Organ Transplantation and Donation; Recap: Olympics of Patient Quality & Safety; Spotlight On Drs. Sonstein and Sharma; Spotlight On Maureen Brami (Outstanding Leaders); Stairwell to a Healthier You!; Shout Outs!

September 2012

Notice: As of Sept. 1, 2012, Friday Focus is now a monthly publication, and will run under the title"Health System Friday Focus."

Rock the Note: We Want Your Feedback! Workflow Mapping for the New Hospital; UTMB Nurses Recognized by Good Samaritan Foundation; New Jennie Sealy Hospital Mock-Up Rooms: Now Touring; Drug Take Back Day is September 29;
Community Health Program Chronic Care Professional Certified; Relax! 10 Steps to Reduce Stress; New UTMB Construction Web Site; Shout Outs!

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The Health System Friday Focus Newsletter is a monthly publication produced by the Health System that addresses initiatives important to the Health System, includes important announcements and recognition of our outstanding employees.