• Over the holiday season, APA members took part in a local food drive and sponsored an activity cart for UTMB’s ACE Unit.

    Administrative Professionals Association celebrates new name, 60 years at UTMB

    January 19, 2017, 17:31 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    As the new president of UTMB’s Administrative Professionals Association, Florence McMillian is on a mission to build membership and broaden the appeal of the organization. Founded in 1956 as the Secretaries Club, its name was changed to Support Staff Professionals in 2001 when the group grew to include more than secretaries. Today—more than 60 years since its founding—members are celebrating a new name: Administrative Professionals Association (APA).
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    Achieving Best Care starts with you: Top tips for practicing self-care

    January 19, 2017, 17:30 PM by Donna Sollenberger, executive vice president and chief executive officer, UTMB Health System
    As we begin the new year in a positive manner and navigate the challenges we encounter along the road to achieving Best Care, it is important to remember that in addition to being positive with others and maintaining a focused and optimistic outlook, we also need to take care of ourselves. No one can go on endlessly doing for others without also recharging their own batteries. Follow these simple tips every day to feel re-energized.
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    First babies of the new year

    January 16, 2017, 12:07 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Several families rang in the New Year by celebrating the arrival of their newborns at the Galveston, League City and Angleton Danbury campuses.
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    From the President

    December 20, 2016, 14:19 PM by User Not Found
    I’d like to wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season as we come to the conclusion of another calendar year, one that has been historically significant for UTMB in many ways.
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    Working Wonders - December

    December 20, 2016, 14:18 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    UTMB Police Officer Hector Martinez designed a special challenge coin which was selected to commemorate The University of Texas System Police’s 50th anniversary (1967-2017). “The UT System Police are especially proud of the skilled artistry demonstrated by Officer Martinez, for these coins will be circulated across the United States during our anniversary year,” said UTMB Police Chief Tom Engells.
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    Best Care in Action: Multidisciplinary OB Services improvement team strengthens clinical documentation, ensures patient safety

    December 20, 2016, 14:18 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Providing safe and effective patient care is the top priority for UTMB’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. So when they learned UTMB would face penalties of $2.5 million—due to new state rules for Medicaid reimbursement regarding Obstetrical cases for potentially preventable complications (PPCs)—it surprised many.
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    An inside look: Employee Advisory Council visits CMC employees at Huntsville Pharmacy, Polunsky Unit

    December 20, 2016, 14:18 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Employee Advisory Council members got a closer look at how the Texas prison population receives medications and health care during a recent visit with UTMB Correctional Managed Care employees in Huntsville and Livingston on Oct. 17.
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    Research Briefs - December

    December 20, 2016, 14:18 PM by User Not Found
    UTMB is the winner of a Grand Challenges Explorations grant, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The $100,000 grant will help Alejandro Castellanos-Gonzalez, PhD, assistant professor at UTMB, and his team pursue an innovative global health and development research project aimed at defining targets for drug development against a diarrhea-causing parasite.
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    UTMB study offers new insight into how Alzheimer’s disease begins

    December 20, 2016, 14:18 PM by Donna Ramirez
    A new UTMB study offers important insight into how Alzheimer’s disease begins within the brain. The researchers found a relationship between inflammation, a toxic protein and the onset of the disease. The study also identified a way that doctors can detect early signs of Alzheimer’s by looking at the back of patients’ eyes.
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    A day in the life of a UTMB Campus Store clerk

    December 20, 2016, 14:17 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Edwina Moore is full of creative energy when it comes to keeping UTMB’s Campus Store exciting and fresh. “I love new ideas,” she says as she hops into the Galveston shop’s glass display window and starts arranging holiday-themed décor. It’s a Thursday morning in mid-November, and Moore, a UTMB Campus Store clerk, is getting into the holiday spirit.
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    Spotlight on Toby Boenig, vice president and chief compliance officer

    December 20, 2016, 14:17 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Tobin (Toby) Boenig is responsible for planning, implementing and maintaining an effective compliance program at UTMB. He monitors and reports results of compliance efforts across the institution and provides guidance to executive management regarding compliance issues and requirements, as well as regulatory law advice.
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    Meet your new Employee Advisory Council Members

    December 20, 2016, 14:16 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Nov. 20 concluded the EAC election, with more than 2,000 votes cast—a record! Congratulations to newly elected Employee Advisory Council Members: Lori Kocian DeWillis, Laura David, Gopakumar Manikandaseril and Truc Phuong Tran.
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    UTMB employees gave with their hearts during annual SECC

    December 20, 2016, 14:16 PM by User Not Found
    When people at UTMB say “working together to work wonders,” zombies aren’t the first thing that come to mind. But this fall, the university community’s amazing success with the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) illustrates that together, what we can do is quite wonderful.
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    Because of you... Working Wonders Campaign exceeds goal

    December 20, 2016, 14:16 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    The biggest philanthropic effort in UTMB history—our $450 million Working Wonders Campaign—officially concluded on Nov. 17, having exceeded the goal by raising $450,954,995 as of that date for various initiatives at our university. President David L. Callender announced the record-breaking total at a special celebratory gathering of UTMB’s Development Office staff.
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    UTMB Discover: Uncovering opportunities through state-of-the-art data collection, analysis

    December 20, 2016, 14:15 PM by Stephen Hadley
    UTMB Discover, an enterprise data warehouse and analytical toolkit for the volumes of data generated throughout the institution, will enable better, more efficient decision making by UTMB’s leadership while supporting front-line initiatives that improve patient care, enhance research initiatives and support our academic mission.
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    Top tips for safe online holiday shopping

    December 20, 2016, 14:15 PM by Bob Shaffer, director, UTMB’s Office of Information Security
    As you make holiday purchases online, remember to think before you connect. With the uptick in website traffic, the holiday season is the perfect time for attackers to target online shopping sites and steal personal information for the purpose of identity theft and financial fraud. Follow these simple tips to keep your season merry and reduce the risk of becoming a cybercrime victim.
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    Brightening the season

    December 20, 2016, 14:15 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    The Provost’s Office got into the holiday spirit during UTMB’s annual holiday lighting ceremony on Dec. 1, in front of Jennie Sealy Hospital on the Galveston Campus. Guests enjoyed the lights, music, cider and hot chocolate, and celebrated the wonderful work the UTMB community does to brighten the lives of patients, families and visitors.
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    From the President

    November 21, 2016, 07:54 AM by User Not Found
    On Nov. 11, our nation celebrated Veterans Day. This issue of Impact celebrates UTMB veterans with articles on two of our dedicated and talented health care providers who are continuing their legacy of service to others following exemplary careers in the military.
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    Working Wonders

    November 21, 2016, 07:54 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Erika Parker, practice manager of the Mainland Cardiology Clinic, and Suzanne Wilson, assistant director of Care Management, received President Callender’s Way to Go Awards for going above and beyond to help patients navigate their health care.
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    Best Care in Action: IS Epic Support team takes care of the caregivers

    November 21, 2016, 07:54 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    When the Texas City Urgent Care clinic opened on Oct. 3, UTMB’s Epic Support team was there to help ensure every patient received the best care. Although team members don’t provide hands-on medical care, the expert support they provide to physicians, nurses and other caregivers regarding UTMB’s electronic health record has a significant impact on the care patients receive.