June 2020 – Progress Notes

UMC & UMCP's Employee Newsletter

  • UMC Heroes are Made Here

    UMC Heroes are Made Here


  • Building a Better Kitchen

    Building a Better Kitchen


  • Welcome Dr. Fike, Pediatric Surgeon

    Welcome Dr. Fike, Pediatric Surgeon


  • Simplify You Workday

    Simplify Your Workday


  • Elevating Breast Care to New Heights

    Elevating Breast Care to New Heights


  • CMN Miracle Kid Spotlight

    CMN Miracle Kid Spotlight





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! This month's winner is: Joshua Sanders, Medical Records Coordinator.

  1. Name one of the ways UMC’s Emergency Medicine Residency will improve emergency care.
  2. How many square feet is our new kitchen?
  3. What will our grant from Susan G. Komen® North & West Texas help us achieve care?

Bonus entry: Recognize one of our employee graduates by submitting a Manage Up for them 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

    Alyssa Tillman

    Alyssa Tillman


    "Alyssa responded to a call at a local residence involving a child who was struck by a car and had died on scene. She sat with the distraught family in their house for almost an hour and did everything she could to help and comfort them. This is a testament of Alyssa’s character and compassion."
  • Attending of the Month

    Melissa Piepkorn

    Melissa Piepkorn, MD

    Texas Tech Physicians, Neonatology

    "Dr. Piepkorn has been consistently positive throughout this period of crisis. She has made us feel supported and implemented new guidelines to keep our tiny patients and nurses safe. We are fortunate to have her as our leader!"
  • House Staff of the Month

    Mary Scheerer

    Mary Scheerer, MD

    TTUHSC Dept. Of Surgery

    "Dr. Sheerer was instrumental in diffusing an upset patient on the pediatric unit. Not only did she make the patient and parents feel at peace, but also the other teams involved. We are grateful for her initiative and leadership."
  • Advanced Practice Provider of the Quarter

    Heather Douglas

    Heather Douglas, PA

    UMC Internal Medicine

    "Heather is cheerful, encouraging and informative. She has a way of making you feel like a close friend all while maintaining her professionalism. Anyone would be lucky to have her caring for them!"
All Star
Kayla Hill

Kayla Hill, RN


Molly Bates

Molly Bates, MSN, RN–CEN


Keith Leano

Keith Leano, BSN, RN

5 West

Audrey Berlanga

Audrey Berlanga


Amanda Venable, M.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N.

Amanda Venable, MSN, RN, CCRN

Trauma Surgical ICU & Burn ICU

Ray Cameron

Cameron Ray, BSN, RN

Medical ICU

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