Partner in Your Care
You are the most important member of your health care team. There are
many ways to participate in your care at UTMB Health. We encourage you
to speak openly with your health care team, take part in your
treatment choices, and promote your own safety by being involved with
Know Your Rights
You have rights and a role regarding your treatment and care. This
brochure has questions and answers to help you learn about your rights
and role as a patient. Knowing your rights and role can help you make
better decisions about your care. Download the Brochure >>
Speak Up™ if you have questions or concerns.
Everyone has a role in making health care safe, including your
doctors, nurses and many health care technicians—and it includes you
and your family. As a patient, you can make your care safer by being an
active, involved and informed member of your health care team. Download the Brochure >>
Hand HygieneIt's Okay to Ask!
It's okay to ask anyone who enters your room, whether it's your
doctor, nurse, or a visitor, if they have performed hand hygiene before
entering. Practicing proper hand hygiene is important to preventing the
spread of germs and potential infections. More...
Proper Patient IdentificationTwo Methods of Identification
For your protection, it is important that we positively identify you prior to every test, treatment, procedure or service provided. For this reason, staff will regularly ask you to state your name, verify your date of birth, and/or verify your hospital identification (ID) band. Do not be afraid to tell a health care professional if you think he/she has confused you with another patient.
The Mission of the Department of Healthcare Epidemiology is to establish and maintain a proactive program of surveillance, prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections and occupational exposures to infectious diseases.
We utilize policy/procedure, education, communication and epidemiological techniques to promote good outcomes.
Zika Q&A for the Community
Zika Information for the Community
UTMB Newsroom: Zika Virus Disease