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Health System Friday Focus

The Health System Friday Focus Newsletter is a monthly publication produced by the Health System that addresses initiatives important to the Health System, includes important announcements and recognition of our outstanding employees.

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2014 (September 2013 - August 2014)

August 2014

  • UTMB's Dedicated Cardiac Care Unit: They're All Heart
  • UTMB Health Celebrates Angleton Danbury Campus
  • Working Together to Reduce Preventable Readmissions
  • Peggy Mann receives Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Welcome Cheryl Sadro and Selwyn Rogers
  • New Employee Access 2-Care Program
  • UTMB Health Community Adult Clinic Opens Doors
  • Souby George recognized at ANCC National Magnet Conference
  • Mammographer Karen Seaman Authors Book
  • Shout Outs!

July 2014

  • Excellent Service Starts With Us
  • Hydration Stations Approved for All Units
  • Joint Commission Readiness
  • Inside UTMB: Donna Sollenberger Appointed to National Board
  • Budget Improvement Project Update
  • Welcome Aboard Jeremy Brynes and Michael Rape
  • Operations Council Patient & Family Advisor Update with Bonnie Farmer
  • Physical Therapy and You: A Patient’s Perspective
  • Shout Outs!

June 2014

  • UTMB’s Nursing RN to BSN Program Offers Educational Advancement
  • Submit Your Clinical Value Analysis Ideas and Win!
  • Relax! 10 Ways to Reduce Stress
  • Annual Enrollment: It Will Be Here Before You Know It
  • Employee Advisory Council Hosts Annual Meeting with Executive Leadership
  • UTMB Nurses Share Their Work
  • “Always Award” Recognizes Units and Departments for Excellent Outcomes
  • You Count! Pulse Survey Update
  • A Visit with CMC Wellness Champions
  • RN Open House
  • New ADMC/UTMB Webpage
  •  Shout Outs!


May 2014

  • A Very Special Care Environment: UTMB’s ACE Unit
  • Update: Unit-based Clinical Leadership
  • UTMB Celebrates Nurses Week and Health System Week
  • Spotlight on Nicole Wooden: Bringing Innovative Ideas to Life in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab
  • Crazy Socks in the UHC Infusion Clinic
  • UTMB Implements Barcode Administration
  • Sollenberger Presents at Yale-Peking Senior Executive Forum on Health Care Reform
  • Lean Update
  • Health System Clinical Enterprise Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Shout Outs!


April 2014

  • A Visit with Offender Care Services Teams at TDCJ Beauford H. Jester Units III & IV
  • What Does the ICD-10 Delay Mean to UTMB?
  • UTMB Chosen to Participate in Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative
  • Hand Hygiene: Increase Compliance, Prevent Infection
  • Epic 2012 Upgrade Complete
  • Keep Our Hospital Safe and Beautiful!
  • UTMB Honored with Resuscitation Quality Achievement Award
  • UTMB Physical Therapist Chad Davenport Recognized as 2014 Five Star Physical Therapist in Texas Monthly Magazine
  • Olympic Gold Medalist Casey FitzRandolph to Visit UTMB for Health System Week
  • UTMB Receives Good Install Award from Epic


March 2014

  • Enhanced Clinical Documentation & ICD-10 Improve Patient Care
  • Engaging Patients with MyChart
  • UTMB and Angleton Danbury Explore Long-term Partnership
  • Improving Patient Safety: Reporting Events with UTMB's Patient Safety Network
  • Critical Care Nursing Quarterly to Publish UTMB Nurses' Manuscript
  • Dr. Scott Larson Receives 2014 Community Outreach Award
  • Mobile Mammography Sunday Program
  • Spotlight On: UTMB Laundry and Linen Services
  • Silent Angel Award Nominations


February 2014

  • UTMB Level 1 Trauma Center Recertified
  • ED Tech Council Presents at Texas Hospital Association Conference
  • UTMB Receives the 2013 Bill Aston Award for Quality
  • UTMB Sleep Disorders Center Receives AASM Accreditation
  • Dr. George Saade Joins National Advisory Child Health & Human Development Council
  • Welcome Aboard Debora Mordecai
  • Director of Patient Care & Assistant Chief Nursing Officer for Women’s, Infants’ and Children’s Services
  • Clinical Safety & Effectiveness Session 5 Begins
  • Nursing Service Receives International Audio Visual Digital Awards
  • Mondays in March Begin March 3
  • Learn More About ICD-10: Mission Possible at intranet.utmb.edu/icd10
  • UTMB’s SICU 1 of 4 Gold-level Beacon Award Recipients in Texas


January 2014

  • Unit-Based Clinical Leadership
  • Spotlight on: Jessica Anderson Exercise Physiologist
  • UTMB Medical Interpreter Competes in 4th GPA World Powerlifting Championship
  • ICD-10 Mission Possible
  • EAC Corner; New Year Resolutions
  • Construction Update: Traffic, Jennie Sealy, Cafe On the Court


December 2013

  • UTMB Family Medicine Awarded Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition
  • SICU Beacon Award
  • Achieving Outstanding Infection Control Outcomes: An Ongoing Pursuit
  • UTMB First in Texas to Receive AHA Award
  • Project CARE Kickoff
  • utmbConnect Receives A+ from Epic
  • Holiday Events: Annual Campus Tree Lighting, Victory Lakes Tree Lighting, Annual Campus Health System Holiday Celebration


November 2013

  • A Day with Correctional Managed Care, Huntsville
  • New Program Saves Valuable Time in the ER for Stroke Patients
  • MyChart Proxy Access gets New Name: MyChart Family Access
  • New Digital Billboard at Victory Lakes
  • ACGME Approves UTMB Vascular Surgery Residency Program
  • Oliver Center Opens Division of Shared Decision Making
  • Operations Council Welcomes Patient & Family Advisor, Bonnie Farmer
  • NASA Annual Safety and Health Day
  • Give to SECC, Win a Pizza Party


October 2013

  • OR Optimization Project Improves Scheduling and Turnover
  • UTMB places 3rd at UT System Annual CS&E Conference
  • Welcome Aboard Amy Lussier
  • UTMB Physicians Recognized as Top Docs
  • Right Place, Right Time: La Tonya Cunningham
  • CathPCI Registry Is Now Active
  • Getting to know Cherry “Cherry Pie” Young, Customer Service Account Specialist
  • UTMB & TDCJ Employees participate in Alzheimer’s Awareness Walk
  • Texas City OT/PT Clinics Moving
  • Improving the Patient Experience: Island West Pilots Flow Stations


September 2013

  • All About the Health Insurance Marketplace
  • UTMB Center for Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Accreditation
  • DSRIP Project Update: Burn and Trauma Care Project
  • Connecting Care: Here, There and Everywhere Elsewhere
  • Sports Injury Clinic, EAC Corner, Construction Update
  • 2013 Excellence in Nursing Awards
  • HIPAA/HITECH Right to Request
  • Clinical Value Analysis: So You Want to Change a Product...
  • UTMB Doctors Working Together to Work Wonders in the Community