May 2021 – Progress Notes

UMC & UMCP's Employee Newsletter

  • 2021 Nurses Week

    We Love Our Nurses


  • EC Cover Photo

    Brand New Children’s Emergency Center is Now Open


  • Women's Choice Award

    Your Continued Success


  • Healthgrades Award Cover

    Healthgrades 2021 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™


  • NICU nurse cover

    Neonatal Nurse Practitioners Spotlight


  • Region's Burn Center

    Reverified as the Region’s Burn Center

    Safety/ Quality

  • zero heroes cover

    Zero Heroes

    Safety/ Quality

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: Dolores Kotulek, CPhT/Reimbursement Coordinator/Patient Advocate

  1. Who won the 2021 Nurse of the Year award?
  2. How many pedi beds and trauma beds are in the new Children’s Emergency Center?
  3. What did UMC rank out of the 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by the Women’s Choice Award®?
  4. How long has UMC has been reverified at the regions burn center?

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

    Charlotte Harris, FNP

    Charlotte Harris, NP

    Neuro ICU

    Charlotte Harris had a patient who was close to passing, and she didn’t have any family with her. Charlotte sat in her room and sang to her until she passed on. Her empathy and compassion for these patients in such stressful and trying times is admirable.
  • Attending of the Month

    Ansari, Mohammad

    Mohammad Ansari, MD

    Texas Tech Physicians, Interventional Cardiology

    Dr. Ansari visited with a patient who had some issues with the department’s communication. Dr. Ansari took complete ownership of the miscommunication and spent time visiting with the patient and his family in a compassionate manner. He truly demonstrated Service is our Passion.
  • House Staff of the Month

    Guadarrama, Dennis

    Dennis S. Guadarrama II, MD

    TTUHSC, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care

    Dr. Guadarrama is a passionate physician who shows compassion toward his patients and peers every day. Dealing with COVID has been difficult, but Dr. Guadarrama has stepped up and is always there, without any hesitation. He is a great team member to have!
All Star
Cunningham, Hannah MSN, RN, CWCA

Hannah Cunningham, MSN, RN, CWCA


Jones, Susan, RN, BSN

Susan Jones, BSN, RN, PCCN


Klassen, Alayna

Alayna Klassen, MSN, RN

IT Clinical Informatics

Martinez, Dena

Dena Martinez, BSN, RN

4 East

Garcia, Emily

Emily Garcia, MSN, RN, CCRN

Neuro ICU

Garza, Melissa

Melissa Garza, BSN, RN, CEN

Emergency Center

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