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April 2019 – Progress Notes

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2019 Lab of the Year Runner-up

Teamwork, Safety/Quality

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Be a UMC Ambassador

Growth

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Granting Care to the Underserved

Stewardship

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Why Service is Our Passion: Health Plan Operations and Managed Care

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Voice Box

Safety/Quality

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CMN Miracle Kid Spotlight: Will Jordan

Stewardship

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Pinwheels for Prevention

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Enter our Contest

Answer the questions below (answers are easy if you read the articles) in an email to Danielle.Hathcoat@umchealthsystem.com, and your name will be put into a drawing for a $50 gift card. Good luck! Last month's winner was Christian Volante, Charge Nurse in 4 East.

  1. Name one of the six areas of measurable achievements MLO judges submissions on.
  2. What will the grant from Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas allow the UMC SWCC Breast Center of Excellence to do?
  3. “Voice Box” on the UMC Intranet has now been updated to include what?
  4. What is Managed Care’s why?

Bonus entry: Recognize someone for a job well done on our Manage Up page and submit proof in the form of a screenshot or photo.

*To take a screenshot after submitting, press control and print screen at the same time, then right click to paste into your entry email. A photo taken with a cell phone and inserted into an email is acceptable, as well.

Announcements


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Garcia,Casey

Casey Garcia, RN

4 East

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Salem,Asma

Asma Salem, RN

Pediatrics

Sanchez, Ruben

Ruben Sanchez

NSS

Anderson, Herman

Herman Anderson

Security

Team All Star

Team All Star

4 East, 4 East-NSS, RT, 5 West

Employee of the Month

Dvorak, Ethan
Ethan Dvorak

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Ethan volunteered to help a patient and his mother navigate using adaptive controllers for Xbox One, as the patient’s goal was to be able to play video games. Ethan took the controllers home to figure them out and went to Best Buy to ask for advice. After research and hard work, Ethan and the patient were able to play video games together! We are grateful for his compassion.

Resident Physician of the Month

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Ronald Banister, MD

Texas Tech Physicians, Anesthesiology

Dr. Banister’s care leaves the greatest impact on people: on patients, on families and on those of us who work with him. We appreciate him, his kindness and the service he provides for our community at UMC.

House Staff of the Month

Shank, Sara
Sara Shank, MD

TTUHSC Dept. of Pediatrics

Dr. Shank does much more than just see children in clinic. She does things like organize an art day for a Texas Tech children’s clinic and co-organizing a foster kids night at church. Her dedication helps children see they are far more than a patient. That’s true care.

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