Contact The Oliver Center
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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.
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1107
Meredith Masel, PhD, MSW
Program Manager of the Oliver Center
Dr. 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).
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.
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...