August 2021

Spirit of Service
  • Attending of the Month

    Mark D’Alise

    Mark D’Alise, MD

    UMC Physicians, Neurosurgery

    Dr. D’Alise was prompt in responding to a nurse call regarding questions about a procedure. When he arrived to assess the patient, Dr. D’Alise took the time to educate the primary nurse and the charge nurse about the procedure and when to alert the provider. This extra time taken to educate nursing staff ensures competent care for the patient. We are glad to work with Dr. D’Alise!

  • Employee of the Month


    Hannah Cunningham, MSN, RN, CWCA

    Infection Prevention and Control

    Hannah works with one of our long-term ostomy patients who happens to be homeless. She often takes ostomy supplies to this gentleman, and one day she found him walking down the middle of Avenue Q and helped him to safety before handing off his supplies. Hannah received a “Manage Up” in recognition of helping decrease this patient’s Emergency Center visits from 29 in a calendar year to 7 the last calendar year!

  • House Staff of the Month

    Sima Shahbandar

    Sima Shahbandar, MD

    TTUHSC, Department of Internal Medicine

    One night, I was charged with caring for two critical patients in the Emergency Center. I called Dr. Shahbandar about five times during the night, and each time she responded with concern for the patients and grace toward me for calling so much. UMC is lucky to have her as a physician.

All Star
Ann Purdom

Ann Purdom, MSN, RN, OCN

Director of Clinical Research

Cody Noey

Cody Noey, Equipment Technician Manager


Patti Messer

Patti Messer, MS, CCC-SLP

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Erika Armendariz

Erika Armendariz, Licensed Paramedic and Tyler Morris, EMT-P


Erin Garcia

Erin Garcia, APRN, FNP-C

UMC Internal Medicine

Sundae Bouldin

Sundae Bouldin, Referral Coordinator

Jennifer Martinez

Jennifer Martinez, Billing and Coding Manager

UMCP Centralized Billing & Coding

Amanda Rodriguez

Amanda Rodriguez, Practice Manager

Pediatric Associates of Lubbock

Joni Holloway

Joni Holloway, BSN, RN


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