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Contact The Oliver Center
How To Reach Us

We are always interested in talking with you about patient-centered care. Please email Meredith Masel or call 409-747-6009 to get our conversation started.

Mailing Address:
301 University Boulevard
Route 1107
Galveston, TX 77555-1107

Meredith Masel, PhD, MSW

Program Manager of the Oliver Center

Dr. Meredith MaselDr. Masel provides leadership and management of the Center and its patient safety and quality improvement projects with a focus on patient centered care. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Human Services Management, The University of Texas at Austin with a Masters in Social Work Administration & Planning, and UTMB with a PhD in Sociomedical Sciences. During her career, Dr. Masel has held coordinator and fellowship posts with a host of projects funded by the Health Research and Services Administration as well as the National Institutes of Health. She is also an active member of several organizations including the American Public Health Association and the United Way of Galveston. At UTMB, she holds assistant professor appointments in the Departments of Rehabilitation Sciences & Preventive Medicine and Community Health. See Dr. Masel's Curriculum Vitae (PDF).


Our Current Programs

We have joined with PartnerHealth to pilot test their program titled "Safe and Sound." This program is rolling out with the help of the wonderful staff in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and in the John Sealy Hospital Unit 7C.

The Oliver Center promotes healthy lifestyles. We sponsor the UTMB Lunch Bunch where patients can interact with doctors about health topics in a casual setting. Check out one of the videos created with the help of Oliver Center funds.

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 helps support audio recording of patient and provider appointments..

digital sound recorder

It began in May 2009, when 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...