Faculty Group Practice Newsletter

2024 Emergency Preparedness Information

Every year as hurricane season approaches, the Gulf Coast region goes into preparation mode. But everyone at UTMB understands that emergencies affecting our work, families, or homes can happen at any time and at any of our locations throughout the state.

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Happy Health System and Nurses Week

UTMB celebrates Health System and Nurses Week May 6 through 10 with events every day at each hospital campus. This week is an opportunity to celebrate and appreciate the dedication, compassion, and professionalism of all those who support our patient care mission.

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Spring Eyewear Show

The UTMB Health Optical Retail Center hosts its spring trunk show this month.

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Doctors' Day Celebration at UTMB Health

UTMB celebrated National Doctors' Day on Friday, March 29, with breakfast at all four hospital campuses and gifts for all physicians. Thanks to our doctors for their hard work to keep families and communities healthy! We appreciate all you do.

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UTMB Epilepsy Program Accredited as Level 4 Center

The UTMB Epilepsy Program has now received accreditation by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, which is the highest level of accreditation offered by the NAEC.

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Welcome, Dr. Salim Hayek

Salim Hayek, MD, has joined UTMB as Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer, effective March 1. In this critical capacity, Dr. Hayek reports directly to Dr. Vicente Resto within the Faculty Group Practice, where he will lead pivotal transformation initiatives aimed at elevating patient care, enhancing clinical outcomes, streamlining operational efficiency, and advancing clinical research throughout our esteemed institution.

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Celebrating National Doctors' Day

National Doctors’ Day in the United States is celebrated on March 30 each year. According to the American Medical Association, the day is meant to honor physicians for the work they do for their patients, the communities they work in and for society as a whole. At UTMB Health we will celebrate the hard work and devotion of the physicians that keep all of us healthy on Friday, March 29, 2024.

Check out the Population Health Newsletter

Don't miss the latest edition of UTMB's Population Health Newsletter. The February edition includes special features on American Heart Month, with important information to help people of all ages enjoy better heart health.

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Always Award Winners Named

Congratulations to Angleton Danbury Labor & Delivery, and the Texas City Urgent Care Clinic. These entities received the Always Award for the first quarter of FY24.

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Poison Prevention Week: March 17 to 23

This annual observance, slated for March 17 to 23, 2024, aims to promote awareness and safety measures against poisoning. The Southeast Texas Poison Center actively participates in this initiative, leveraging the week to enhance community understanding and preparedness.

Check out the Population Health Newsletter

Don't miss the latest edition of UTMB's Population Health Newsletter. Learn more about one of the most common causes of cancer death among American women and what screening methods can help reduce these numbers.

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Bring Your Own Device Initiative

Voluntary enrollment in a new information security initiative aimed at further strengthening protections for UTMB’s networks and data is now underway.

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Upcoming Photo Sessions

Free photo sessions for faculty and staff professional headshots have been scheduled. If you need or would like new photos, please plan to attend one of the scheduled opportunities.

Check out the Population Health Newsletter

The latest edition of UTMB's Population Health Newsletter is all about diabetes. UTMB experts share their insights on efforts to help patients prevent and treat this condition.

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Recognizing Compassion and Quick Action

Compassion for others is a core quality of many individuals who pursue careers in health care and public service alike. The common ground in these two professions came to the forefront to help a patient the evening of Nov. 5.

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Introducing DIMA: The Dashboard of Integrated Measures of Access

The Dashboard of Integrated Measures of Access (DIMA) places focus on metrics to help drive patient access in our primary care and specialty care ambulatory practice by ambulatory dyad. It takes into account several internally and externally benchmarked metrics.


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