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Health System Heartbeat The Newsletter for the UTMB Health System Family

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    Leadership Moment: Meet Wayne Keathley

    The fascinating dichotomy that is human nature—fragile yet resilient at the same time—resonates with the new executive vice president and chief operating officer of the UTMB Health System.

 Featured Stories

Off the Clock

Working Wonders

UTMB for Life

 A Couple Questions for...

Now You (Tech)Know


  • Security update: BYOD security enhancement

    The BYOD initiative is a cybersecurity enhancement that requires the installation of Microsoft Intune on personally owned devices to access UTMB resources and secure networks.

Because You Reported

  • Because You Reported

    UTMB recently achieved the milestone of 50,000 RL DATIX submissions!

 In Clinic

 Welcome to UTMB

  • Welcome to the team

    New hires—February 2024

    Our UTMB Health family is growing each month, and we're always excited to welcome our newest team members!

Help us welcome newcomers to UTMB or a new employee who’s already making a mark in your department. 

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 What's Cookin'?

  • Salmon Crescent Rolls with Spinach and Feta

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    April was both National Brunch Month and National Afternoon Tea Month. While the month clearly is coming to a close as you read this, there’s always time for brunch! These Salmon Crescent Rolls with Spinach and Feta seem to fill both bills—brunch and afternoon tea. This recipe comes from


    • 1 can crescent roll dough (reduced fat is fine)
    • 1/2 cup feta cheese
    • 2 cup baby spinach leaves
    • 1 pound salmon cut into about – by 3-inch strips (size and shape will vary)
    • Seasoned salt (or a mixture of kosher salt, onion powder and garlic powder)
    • Freshly ground black pepper


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Unroll crescent roll dough and divide into triangles.
    3. Spread 1 tablespoon feta evenly over each piece of dough.
    4. Arrange about 1/4 cup of baby spinach leaves over the feta and sprinkle lightly with seasoned salt.
    5. Place piece of salmon on the dough closer to the short end of the triangle.
    6. Roll the large side of the dough over the top of the salmon and pull the short end of the triangle over the top. 
    7. Press the small corner down to hold the dough together.
    8. Place your rollups on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray.
    9. Bake in preheated oven for 18 minutes or until crescent rolls are brown and salmon is cooked completely.

 Candid Camera

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Each month, this section will list the various days/weeks/months that are dedicated to recognizing and celebrating various professions within the healthcare field. And also highlight one or two of them. Note: We’re bound to miss some! Sorry! It’s nothing personal. Did we miss yours? Let us know!

Recognized this month

This Month's Health Professions:

Celebrate: Health Professions

  • National Pharmacist Day: Jan. 12
  • National IV Nurses Day: Jan. 25
  • National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week: Jan 23-27

Coming Next Month:

Celebrate: Just for fun

Celebrate: Health conditions

Celebrate: Health Professions

  • National Caregivers Day : Feb. 17
  • PeriAnesthesia Nurse Awareness Week: Feb. 6-12
  • Cardiovascular Professionals Week: Feb. 14-20
  • Phlebotomists Recognition Week: Feb. 13-17

This Month's Health Conditions, Etc.:

Celebrate: Health conditions

  • National Blood Donor Month
  • World Breast Pumping Day: Jan. 27
  • National Without A Scalpel Day: Jan. 16

Just for Fun:

Celebrate: Just for fun

  • National Whipped Cream Day: Jan. 5
  • National Cuddle Up Day: Jan. 6
  • National Play Outside Day: Jan 7
  • National JoyGerm Day: Jan. 8
  • National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day: Jan. 11
  • National Dress Up Your Pet Day: Jan. 14
  • National Disc Jockey Day: Jan. 20
  • National Spouses Day: Jan 26
  • Kiss a Ginger Day: Jan. 12
  • National Blame Someone Else Day: Jan. 13
  • National Hat Day: Jan. 15
  • National Hot Buttered Rum Day: Jan. 17
  • National Winnie the Pooh Day: Jan. 18
  • National Popcorn Day: Jan. 19
  • National Sweatpants Day: Jan. 21
  • National Polka Dot Day: Jan. 22
  • National Pie Day: Jan. 23
  • Global Belly Laugh Day: Jan. 24
  • National Irish Coffee Day: Jan. 25
  • National Chocolate Cake Day: Jan. 27
  • National Fun at Work Day: Jan. 28
  • National Puzzle Day: Jan. 29
  • National Bubble Wrap Day: Jan. 30
  • National Plan for Vacation Day: Jan. 31

Here’s your chance to shine! If you’d like to write a short piece about your profession, we’d love to see it. Is your department doing anything special for a certain day? Let us know. If you celebrated one of these days and have photos, send them along.

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A Day in the Life...

Health System Heartbeat is written for you and about you, the staff of the UTMB Health System. And often, it’ll be written by you. We encourage you to submit information you would like to share with your colleagues in the UTMB Health System. Or alert us to something that someone else is doing that you think others would like to know.

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