Employee of the Month
Sabrina De La Cerda
Volunteer and Guest Services
While finishing a shift in the East Tower, Sabrina heard a scream from the women’s restroom. To her surprise, Sabrina discovered a woman inside giving birth, prompting her to alert the UMC medical staff immediately. With the baby on its way, Sabrina calmed the birthing mother and protected the baby as it was delivered, resulting in the best possible outcome.
Attending of the Month
Michel Diab, MD
Texas Tech Physicians, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Diab had a patient who could not purchase a Spica car seat for her daughter, and Social Services was also trying to locate one. Dr. Diab, out of the kindness of his heart, purchased a car seat for the patient without hesitation. The mother was very grateful for his generosity!
House Staff of the Month
Daron Jacob, MD
TTUHSC, Department of Anesthesiology
Dr. Jacob noticed that the nurses and surgical techs in the operating room needed help during a busy two-service case and dove in to offer assistance. An extra set of hands was a tremendous load off of the nurse, helping to organize a challenging situation while providing exceptional care to our patients. Thank you to Dr. Jacob for his support and kindness.
Advanced Practice Professional of the Quarter
Vivian Jimenez, APRN
TTUHSC, Division of Hematology & Oncology
Vivian is a very knowledgeable nurse practitioner at the Cancer Center. She is an incredible provider with an impeccable work ethic. Vivian always comes to work ready to see patients, address challenges, and evaluate the big picture, not just the issue at hand.
IT Project Management Office
Sam Hughes, MSN, RN
TEAM ALL STARS: Heather Exum, Alana Thorton & Michaela Haley
Jordan Hise, BSN, RN