• cmc_response

    Responding in crisis

    August 19, 2018, 19:34 PM by Shannon Porter

    For nine UTMB Correctional Managed Care nurses working in Gatesville, Texas, June 26 started off just like any other day. But that normalcy changed after one nurse received a Skype call from an off-duty colleague.

  • HG Length of Stay team members (L-R): Claudia Thomas, Paulicia Grimes, Kenia Latin, Oyebamiji Adebayo, Marjorie Kovacevich, Dr. Olubgenga Ojo, Veronica Kwarteng-Amaning, Nancy Ritzmann and Angel Male.

    Continuity of care behind bars: UTMB Hospital Galveston initiative improves average length of stay, patient throughput

    January 25, 2018, 13:31 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    On any given day, all 110 acute care beds in UTMB Hospital Galveston are full. While some patients are preparing for discharge, new patients are brought in by bus, ambulance and vans from prison units all over the state. As the state’s aging prison population requires increased medical care, the maximum security hospital on UTMB’s Galveston Campus often faces a challenge: there aren’t enough beds to go around.

  • 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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    A day in the life of a Correctional Managed Care nurse manager

    July 17, 2017, 09:22 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    After moving to Texas from the Philippines nearly six years ago, Vincent Ong has found his niche. As nurse manager of the Ramsey Cluster, Ong oversees a nursing staff of about 50 UTMB CMC employees who provide care to more than 4,300 offenders.

  • Dr. Dave Khurana with Jennifer Elmore (R), cluster nurse manager, and Beverly Pennington (L), nurse practitioner.

    Best Care in Action: CMC dialysis team surpasses standard of care, lowers medical costs

    January 19, 2017, 17:34 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    The UTMB Correctional Managed Care dialysis team works like a well-oiled machine, seamlessly treating about 46 patients at a time between the Estelle Unit in Huntsville and Carole Young Medical Facility in Dickinson. Dialysis machines run nonstop six days a week between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. to ensure UTMB CMC’s 211 dialysis patients receive care with patient outcomes above state and national standards. The team has found success through interdisciplinary collaboration, innovative use of resources, commitment to excellence and a focus on providing Best Care.

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    Being the best in correctional managed care

    October 19, 2016, 10:13 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    This year’s CMC Summer Conference in Houston began with an introduction to UTMB’s top priority for 2017: Best Care. Donna Sollenberger, executive vice president and chief executive officer for UTMB Health, spoke about the efforts to achieve a top 20 ranking among academic medical centers by fiscal year 2018, and explained how CMC employees fit into the initiative.

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    A day in the life of a CMC telepsychiatrist

    May 17, 2016, 10:08 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    Dr. Pradan Nathan used to drive hundreds of miles to see psychiatric patients at Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison units across the state. These days, he doesn’t drive at all. As a telepsychiatrist for UTMB Correctional Managed Care, Nathan sees up to 20 patients a day in the comfort and safety of his office in Conroe.

  • CMCAwards

    Correctional Managed Care Awards Employees of the Year

    March 21, 2016, 08:30 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    Some of UTMB’s top Correctional Managed Care employees were recognized during CMC’s 2016 Winter Conference at Moody Gardens in Galveston on Jan. 28. About 500 CMC employees attended the conference, which consisted of educational breakout sessions and was directed toward multidisciplinary physicians, mid-level providers, nursing and administrative personnel.

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    A day in the life of a nurse manager at the TDCJ Hospital in Galveston

    July 17, 2015, 09:45 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    “Organized chaos.” That’s how nurse manager Bryan Hicks describes most days at the TDCJ Hospital in Galveston. And when I join him shortly after 10 a.m. on a Friday morning, I quickly understand why.The hospital, which is commonly referred to as “HG” or Hospital Galveston, sees between 200 and 300 patients a day. And by patients, I mean offenders that have been brought in by bus, ambulance and van from prison units all over the state.

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    Spotlight on Dr. Owen Murray, Correctional Managed Care

    May 15, 2015, 14:53 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    As the vice president for offender health services and the chief physician executive for UTMB’s Correctional Managed Care (CMC) program, Dr. Owen Murray oversees the medical, mental health and dental services for more than 120,000 offenders within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ)—that’s 80 percent of the state’s inmate population.

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    A day in the life of a Correctional Managed Care physician

    September 15, 2014, 15:07 PM by India Ogazi

    We’ve all seen horror stories of prison life through overly dramatic films and television shows. But what is life really like in prison? Our fellow UTMB correctional managed care employees, who work within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice system, have an idea.