Employees wore red to support the fight against heart disease in woman during Go Red for Women day. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, currently some 8 million women in the U.S. are living with heart disease, yet only one in five American women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat.
Mark S. Kirschbaum, UTMB's chief quality, safety and clinical information officer, has been appointed to the Texas Hospital Association's quality and patient safety committee.
The committee’s charge is to monitor, assess and develop policy recommendations regarding: initiatives related to quality of care, disease management and patient safety; quantifiable standards for clinical quality and outcomes; principles for the collection and reporting of data related to patient safety and quality of care; and public and private hospital data collection and reporting activities and programs.
David Darrow, a fourth-year medical student, received the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award at the campus luncheon Jan. 13 commemorating Martin Luther King Day. Darrow founded the Green House Foundation, an organization that promotes community food gardens in Galveston. He also has been active as a volunteer director for Frontera de Salud, the St. Vincent’s Student Clinic, and Hope Clinic, and frequently partnering with Galveston’s Families, Children and Youth Board and the Jesse Tree. Darrow led the “Grow Your Own Food” drive in October 2011 at the Wright Cuney Recreation Center in Galveston that helped 200 families, and worked to install 20 raised garden beds at the center.