Employee of the Month
Amy Soderstrum, BSN, RN, ANPD-BC, SCRN
Trauma and Burn Services
With care and compassion, Amy put together a special surprise for a young burn patient struggling with eating and sleeping. With the help of her daughter, Amy assembled a basket filled with comforting treats, cuddly stuffed animals, and fun toys. This small act of kindness is just one example of her thoughtful and loving nature, always going above and beyond to bring a smile to others.
Attending of the Month
Weerapong Lilitwat, MD
Texas Tech Physicians, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
When a 17-year-old patient was admitted to the PICU for blood clots in her legs and lungs, Dr. Lilitwat showed how, at UMC, Service is Our Passion. At the patient’s bedside, he carefully reviewed the sonograms with the patient and her family, acquainted them with her current condition, and provided details about the necessary treatment plan. Though the situation was difficult, Dr. Lilitwat’s fun personality, intelligence, and passion showed through in every interaction during the patient’s healthcare journey.
House Staff of the Month
Celeste Gavino, MD
TTUHSC, Department of Family Medicine
Dr. Gavino is an exceptional family medicine resident who quickly responds and works closely with the nursing staff to provide the best care for our patients. In a recent example, Dr. Gavino recognized a pediatric patient struggling with a fever. With swift action, she enabled the patient to receive vital treatment and readied them for surgery. The nursing staff and all UMC appreciate her compassion and thoughtfulness toward our patients.
Team Rehab Outpatient Center - Orthopaedics
Rainy Burks, Carol Hetton, Tammy Gustafson
Food & Nutrition
Hazel Domingo, BSN, RN-BC
Alex Fuston, BSN, RN