February 2019 – Progress Notes

UMC & UMCP's Employee Newsletter

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    2019 UMC Gala Benefitting the UMC Heart Center

    Stewardship & Growth

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    Partners for Excellent Care


  • Congrats-Grads

    Fall 2018 Graduates

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    Healing Through Music


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    No One Sits Alone


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    Beautification Project Enhances Safety


  • HRO

    Zero Heroes - February 2019


Enter Our Contest

Answer the questions below (answers are easy if you read the articles) in an email to, and your name will be put into a drawing for a $50 gift card. Good luck! Last month's winner was Sabrina Willingham, Nursing Support Services.

  1. How much did the UMC Gala raise this year, and who did it benefit?
  2. Dr. Fortunato Perez-Benavides and his team have decreased the unnecessary use of antibiotics in the NICU by more than how much?
  3. Name a unit that has continued at ZERO preventative harm for eight quarters in the nurse sensitive indicators.

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.


  • Employee of the Month


    Jaber Haron, CNA


    Jaber came on his day off to play the violin for one of our patients who used to play. The patients face lit up, and it completely made her day. Thank you for your caring heart, Jaber. We are so lucky to have you!

  • Physician of the Month

    Gomez, Laura

    Laura Gomez, MD

    Texas Tech Physicians, Hospital Medicine

    Dr. Gomez is proof that God does have angels on earth! She is the best care provider: she takes action, is efficient and makes you feel cared for. We need more doctors like her.

  • House Staff of the Month


    Audrey Hand-Topp, MD

    TTUHSC Dept. of Surgery

    Dr. Hand-Topp is willing to get her hands dirty and help nursing staff. She recently came to do a consult on a patient on 3 West and gathered supplies to clean the patient up and reapply the dressing she was taking off. We appreciate her!

All Star

Jennifer Gutierrez, MS, CCC-SLP



Vaisa Craddick, BSN, RN

Home Health

Lee,Amber, RN_GTUSCU

Amber Lee, RN



Chris Hyatt

IT Infrastructure

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