Employee of the Month
Diah Swanner, BSN, RN
5 West Observation Unit
Diah was working on Saturday when she heard about an honor walk for a 15-year-old football player who suddenly collapsed on the field and passed away. Since the young man lived outside of Lubbock, Diah worried his fellow football players might not be present for the memorial. Diah contacted her son’s assistant football coach and her husband and drew support from various teams. Diah’s huge heart showed true UMC pride! Thank you, Diah, for supporting this family.
Attending of the Month
Anupa Patel, MD
Texas Tech Physicians, Hospital Medicine
Dr. Patel helped to implement a great discharge plan with the social work team, leading to an excellent result. She is a fantastic steward of UMC’s resources and is always pleasant and helpful. Dr. Patel makes the nurses’ job easier and is a delight to work with. No matter what gets thrown her way, she makes a plan and performs extraordinarily, even with the most medically challenging patients.
House Staff of the Month
Zachary Baxter, DO
TTUHSC, Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Baxter is an excellent resident and very personable with our pediatric patients and their families. He makes every effort to communicate clearly with the nursing staff, which is very much appreciated. Dr. Baxter rounds on his patients multiple times throughout the day, something patients’ families admire. Our Pediatrics team thanks him for his hard work and his willingness to go above and beyond to care for his patients.
Jenna Dixon, BSN, RN
Courtney Elliott, BSN, RN
Bailey Smith, RN