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About The Oliver Center
What We Do



The Carolyn J Oliver, MD Center for Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare was dedicated in 2008 with the intent of promoting patient centered care. Patient centered care addresses the needs and wants of patients and their families.

Dr. Carolyn J Oliver made this center possible. Her convictions and passion in patient safety are born from her training and personal experience. The center will support and coordinate projects throughout UTMB to maximize patient safety and improve the quality of care.

Staff and Affiliates Learn about the champions of the center and their contributions to patient safety and quality improvement.

Guiding Virtues Learn about what drives the center to provide quality healthcare.




News

The 2012-2013 Oliver Center Award program was focused on quality improvment. Congratulations to first place winners Joanna & Giovanni Geslani and Sangeeta Mutnuri for their project titled, "Diabetes Health Maintenance."

The Oliver Center promotes healthy habits. Check out this "Speak Up" video from the Joint Commission.

The Oliver Center awarded Dr. Rana Bonds a one-year grant to test the implementation of a program where patient's are videotaped practicing using their medical devices, sent home with those videos, and reminded regularly to watch them. We hope this expanded patient education will help patients comply with treatment and properly administer their important medications.

In partnership with the Cautious Patient Foundation the Oliver Center has started a pilot project with the Departments of Hematology/Oncology and Family Medicine to try the service "Your Doctor's Advice" with current UTMB patients.

digital sound recorder

In May 2009, the Oliver Center provided funding to the Department of Hematology/Oncology to provide digital recorders for UTMB patients who are receiving cancer treatment. Read more...