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    From the President

    October 2, 2017, 11:56 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Welcome to the newest issue of Impact, a special edition dedicated to highlighting some of the significant contributions of our UTMB family during Hurricane Harvey.
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    Working Wonders

    October 2, 2017, 11:56 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    This edition of Working Wonders honors all UTMB employees statewide who stepped up before, during and after Hurricane Harvey to serve the needs of our patients, families, colleagues and communities.
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    Stopping for no storm: UTMB continues vital mission throughout Hurricane Harvey, historic rainfall

    October 2, 2017, 11:56 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    “The University of Texas stops for no storm.” Today, those words ring true once again as UTMB’s students and employees deal with the effects of yet another Gulf of Mexico hurricane.
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    Mission: (Not) impossible

    October 2, 2017, 11:55 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    When a Black Hawk helicopter carrying 500 pounds of blood products landed in the parking lot at UTMB’s Galveston Campus on Aug. 29, a wave of relief came over Dr. Barbara Bryant.
  • This image and the photo below were taken by Dr. Doug Tyler on his cell phone, while traveling along I-45 in Dickinson.

    No water too high

    October 2, 2017, 11:55 AM by Shannon Porter
    When Deb McGrew first heard that hospitals in the northern part of Galveston County were not taking patients, and possibly even closing during Hurricane Harvey, she knew something needed to be done.
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    #WeAreUTMB

    October 2, 2017, 11:55 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford and Shannon Porter
    There are endless accounts of employees, students and volunteers going above and beyond, even when faced with the effects of flooding that experts are saying is a 1-in-1,000-year event. Here are just a few of the many examples that show #WeAreUTMB.
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    Storks in the storm

    October 2, 2017, 11:55 AM by Christopher Smith Gonzalez
    On a late August morning as Tropical Storm Harvey moved north of the Galveston County area, anyone would have excused Latasha Vernon if she was a bit cranky. She had been in her hospital room in John Sealy Hospital for a week.
  • Angleton Danbury Food Services Manager Pam Buttaccio (with tray).

    Comfort food: Food and Nutrition Services employees work around the clock to feed and comfort patients, families and staff

    October 2, 2017, 11:55 AM by Shannon Porter
    In the days leading up to Hurricane Harvey’s landfall, Pam Buttaccio began watching the weather channel a little more closely than normal. On Aug. 23, Harvey had regenerated into a tropical depression about 535 miles southeast of Port O’Connor, Texas with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. By Thursday, Harvey had strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane with winds as high as 100 mph.
  • Aerial view of the Terrell and Stringfellow Units in Rosharon on Aug. 30

    CMC stands up to Harvey

    October 2, 2017, 11:55 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Just over a year after the Ramsey Prison Cluster in Rosharon was evacuated due to flooding of the Brazos River, Hurricane Harvey lingered over the region, dumping record rainfall on the area again. Once more, UTMB Correctional Managed Care employees rose to the occasion.
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    Passing the test: Emergency planning ensured safety of students, preserved research mission

    October 2, 2017, 11:55 AM by Alexis Loyd
    The start of the 2017-2018 academic year was a memorable one for UTMB students and faculty. Just days after welcoming new students from all schools to campus at fall orientation, leaders in UTMB’s Academic Enterprise had the safety of students, faculty and staff in mind when they decided to cancel classes as Hurricane Harvey closed in on the Texas gulf coast.
  • Emma Beard, a patient access specialist, answered calls throughout the storm at the League City Campus.

    Answering the call: Access Center, regional clinics respond to patient needs during Harvey

    October 2, 2017, 11:54 AM by Christopher Smith Gonzalez
    As a major health care provider that residents of Southeast Texas depend on for primary and specialty care, UTMB works hard to safely maintain clinical operations during any adverse event. Hurricane Harvey was no exception.
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    All hands on deck

    October 2, 2017, 11:54 AM by Shannon Porter
    After 30 years in the Navy, Glen Baker has his own set of experiences riding out hurricanes all across the country, but Hurricane Harvey was his first time as a hospital facilities manager.
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    Disaster Relief Resources

    October 2, 2017, 11:54 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    There are a variety of local, regional and federal programs and services to assist our faculty, staff and students through each phase of the disaster recovery process.
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    Tips for self-care and recovery post-disaster

    October 2, 2017, 11:54 AM by Dr. Jeff Temple, Dr. Sara Nowakowski, and Lauren Scott, MSW, Behavioral Health and Research Department of Ob/Gyn
    Self-care is critical to coping in the aftermath and recovery of a disaster. Even with the (short) notice of an impending hurricane versus other natural disasters, the storm impacts are often unexpected, sudden and overwhelming. Knowing the common reactions and responses, how to cope and how to support each other can help us on a path to recovery.
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    A special ‘thanks’ to Harvey’s heroes

    October 2, 2017, 11:54 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    UT System Chancellor William McRaven stops to say ‘hello’ to one of UTMB’s smallest patients in the NICU on the Galveston Campus. He toured the campus on Sept. 1, met with the UTMB Incident Command team and stopped to personally thank many of the employees who worked tirelessly throughout Hurricane Harvey.
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    Digital Bonus: Harvey and social media

    October 2, 2017, 10:39 AM by Eduardo Valdes
    When Hurricane Harvey barreled across the Texas coast late in August 2017, it unleashed unprecedented flooding. As the floodwaters rose, victims, rescuers, family and friends took to social media to share their stories. Among those stories are some remarkable and inspiring accounts about the people of UTMB. A few have been gathered for your perusal.
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    From the President

    August 18, 2017, 05:56 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Can you believe we are nearing the end of another fiscal year? It sure has been an eventful one!
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    Working Wonders - August

    August 18, 2017, 05:55 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    UTMB employees Sarah Burnett, Brenda Lundy and Betty Shipp received President’s Way to Go Awards at the July Town Hall meeting. Burnett, a medical lab specialist with Blood Bank Transfusion Operations, was recognized for a “long list” of accomplishments, including initiating several innovative projects to improve patient care and ensure blood products are used safely and efficiently, and for her volunteer work in the community.
  • Nurse manager Robert Hastedt (center) and the MICU nursing team

    Best Care in Action: Protecting patients against infection

    August 18, 2017, 05:55 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Keeping patients safe is the No. 1 priority for nursing staff in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at UTMB’s Jennie Sealy Hospital in Galveston. For the past two years, they have been working to reduce health care-associated infections (HAIs), which patients can get while receiving medical treatment in the hospital.
  • Dr. Harold Pine stands at Everest Base Camp, an elevation of about 17,500 feet

    Extreme expedition: Team from UTMB takes medical mission trip to Mount Everest

    August 18, 2017, 05:55 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Five minutes after landing in Nepal in 2015, Dr. Harold Pine and his UTMB medical mission team experienced a catastrophic earthquake that devastated the region. Their carefully planned three-week trek to hold ear, nose and throat clinics in remote villages was turned upside down. Since then, Pine, a pediatric otolaryngologist, vowed to return to the region to finish what his team started.