Employee of the Month
Tara Lloyd, BSN, RN
Tara is a kind, loving, and humble nurse with a servant’s heart. While caring for a cancer patient struggling with chemotherapy, Tara reminded her of how beautiful she was before lending her a prayer cross to hold through the admission process. Later, while collecting blood cultures, Tara played soft music and sang with the patient, comforting and reassuring her during the stressful procedure. Tara’s thoughtful acts helped the patient feel seen and loved, exemplifying that Our Passion is You!
House Staff of the Month
Ashley Nelson-Smith, DO
TTUHSC, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Nelson-Smith performed expertly during a recent precipitous delivery in the Emergency Department. She went above and beyond, arriving quickly at the ED when notified of the delivery. Once she arrived, she reassured the patient and delivered the baby without complications. She’s an example of our residents’ exceptional quality and professionalism, and UMC is fortunate to have her as part of our team.
Attending of the Month
Amy Richards, MD
UMCP Obstetrics & Gynecology
In a recent patient testimonial, Dr. Richards was recognized as a mindful listener and skilled practitioner. Throughout the patient’s experience, Dr. Richards’ communication with the nursing staff was flawless, keeping the team organized and on track. As the patient neared labor, Dr. Richards was prepared and ready to deliver immediately so that the patient didn’t have to wait. She is beyond grateful for the care provided throughout her pregnancy.
Advanced Practice Provider of the Quarter
Matthew Cox, PA
TTUHSC, Department of Surgery/SICU
Matt Cox is an asset to TSICU and BICU. He’s always calm and understanding, with a great bedside manner with patients, families, and nursing staff. A recent pediatric patient in the Burn Center needed aggressive pulmonary care and became anxious during a breathing treatment. Matt, who’s also a musician, played guitar and sang to the patient, calming him down. Matt is one of our very best, and we’re privileged to have him at UMC.
Jackie Perez, BSN, RN
Andrea Perez, Paramedic
Leslie Cutright, PharmD
TEAM ALL STARS: Jacquelyn Perez, BSN, RN, Samantha Gonzalez, BSN, RN Breanna Wallace, BSN, RN, Logan Vigil, BSN, RN Jessica Sanders, MSN, RN
Jonni Keith, BSN, RN