Engells wins Police Chief of the Year award

UTMB Police Chief Tom Engells received the inaugural University of Texas System Police Chief of the Year Award. The award, introduced this year by the University of Texas System, was conferred upon Chief Engells at the UTS Annual Police Chief's Retreat in Bandera, Texas.  Chef Engells has served as UTMB chief of police for 14 months and interim chief for five months prior to his permanent appointment.

Raimer named to HHSC post

Dr. Ben Raimer, UTMB senior vice president for Health Policy & Legislative Affairs, has been named by Health and Human Services Commission Executive Commissioner Thomas Suehs as a medical community representative to the Interagency Council for Addressing Disproportionality.

UTMB Professionalism represented at LEAP Conference

Dr. Anika Bell-Gray, medical director of the UTMB Family Heath Care Center in Texas City and assistant professor of the department of Family Medicine, attended the University Hospital Consortium LEAP (Lead, Excell, Apply Perform) conference in Chicago and co-presented with Jenny Lanier, UTMB senior practice manager, on the process improvement project that focused on improving ambulatory phone call response and received the 2010 UTMB professionalism grant for the Family Health Care Center and was a Press Ganey top 20 finalist for their 2011 improvement awards.

WIC Certification exams

Thirty-two nurses from Labor & Delivery, Antepartum, and the Neonatal Nurseries took the National Certification Corporation (NCC) certification exams for Inpatient Obstetrics and Neonatal Intensive Care. Routinely, the NCC offers computerized versions of the exam throughout the year at testing centers in Houston. For the third year in a row, the WIC department educators, Lou Ann Smith and Mary Douglas and Assistant Nurse Manager, Michelle Mares, proctored the paper/pencil version. This option is only offered by the NCC once a year.