Employee of the Month
While a patient was cooking in her kitchen, a varicose vein suddenly burst in her leg, causing immense bleeding. Worried about the loss of blood, she dialed 911 and asked for help, and the dispatcher carefully talked her through what to do until the paramedics arrived. Logan and the EMS team expertly triaged the patient and stopped the bleeding, but they knew more could be done to make her feel better. Logan spent extra time mopping the patient’s kitchen floor, removing the evidence of the injury and offering her comfort through an otherwise difficult situation.
Attending of the Month
Amy Sikes, MD
UMC Urgent Care Emergency Center
Dr. Sikes is a caring physician who always goes above and beyond for her patients. Recently in Urgent Care, a patient suffered from serious asthma and could not afford her medications. Dr. Sikes prescribed her medication, worked closely with the pharmacy to check the cost, and offered to walk the patient to the pharmacy to help pay, ensuring the patient had what was needed. Dr. Sikes is such an amazing example of how Service is Our Passion. We are lucky to have her as part of Team UMC!
House Staff of the Month
Ricardo Franco, MD
TTUHSC, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care
Dr. Franco recently transported a patient by wheelchair to the basement to help them purchase stamps and medications before discharge. Despite Dr. Franco’s busy schedule, he always performs these small, thoughtful gestures to help his patients with things that make them feel better. His team effort shows why, at UMC, Service is Our Passion! We appreciate Dr. Franco’s patience, kindness, and commitment to our healing mission.
Mereia Coppage, BSN, RN, BC
Alexandra Garibay, RN
TEAM ALL STARS: Diego Rivera, Security Officer, Joey Bustamante, Lieutenant, Frank Lara, UMCPD Officer
Bailey Lindley, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Nurse Recruitment and Resource Pool
Stephanie Casarez, BSN, RN