Ambulatory Orientation- March 14,2013

We welcome our new UTMB Health employees!

Rosalva Sanchez—PSS I at Towncenter, and Jennifer Gratiot—PSS I at PCP Pediatrics
Rosalva Sanchez—PSS I at Towncenter, and Jennifer Gratiot—PSS I at PCP Pediatrics
Sommer Smith—LVN at Alvin Pediatrics, and Meccah Fisher-Van Buren—PSS I at South Shore Orthopediacs.
Sommer Smith—LVN at Alvin Pediatrics, and Meccah Fisher-Van Buren—PSS I at South Shore Orthopediacs.
Brenna (Molen) Brown—NC III at UCH Nephrology and Caitlyn McDonald—NC II at Women’s Specialty Care—Galveston
Brenna (Molen) Brown—NC III at UCH Nephrology and Caitlyn McDonald—NC II at Women’s Specialty Care—Galveston

You make us an even greater organization—Welcome aboard!

Ambulatory Orientation—February 15, 2013

We welcome our new UTMB Health employees!
Simon Gallardo—PSS Supervisor at South Shore Orthopedics, and Cindy Wicker—LVN at Island Pediatrics
Simon Gallardo—PSS Supervisor at South Shore Orthopedics, and Cindy Wicker—LVN at Island Pediatrics.

Sedrick Miles—MA with Galveston Infusion Therapy, and Tina Stevens—Patiet Access Specialist at the Access Center.
Sedrick Miles—MA with Galveston Infusion Therapy, and Tina Stevens—Patiet Access Specialist at the Access Center.

Lorene McCreight—Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer with Internal Medicine at Towncenter, and Tremona Scales—LVN with GHC
Lorene McCreight—Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer with Internal Medicine at Towncenter, and Tremona Scales—LVN with GHC

 Christina Garcia—PSS 1 with CBC Texas City Mainland Crossing, and Victoria Martinez—PSS 1 at UHC 6th Floor.
Christina Garcia—PSS 1 with CBC Texas City Mainland Crossing, and Victoria Martinez—PSS 1 at UHC 6th Floor.
Ginger Wood—PSS Supervisor with League City Pediatric and Adult Primary Care, and Felicia Phillips—NC III with Texas City Family Health.
Ginger Wood—PSS Supervisor with League City Pediatric and Adult Primary Care, and Felicia Phillips—NC III with Texas City Family Health.

Welcome to UTMB Health! Thanks for making a great organization even better!!

Ambulatory Orientation – January 25, 2013

We welcome our new UTMB Health employees!

Laura Leavell—PSS 1, Ambulatory Program Resource Group,  and Elizabeth Diaz de Leon—LVN, BMSL at Clear Lake Clinic

Laura Leavell—PSS 1, Ambulatory Program Resource Group,  and Elizabeth Diaz de Leon—LVN, BMSL at Clear Lake Clinic

Anita Pohlemann—PSS 1, Ambulatory Program Resource Group, and Stephanie Lopez—Financial Analyst I, Clinics Administration and Support at the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes.

Anita Pohlemann—PSS 1, Ambulatory Program Resource Group, and Stephanie Lopez—Financial Analyst I, Clinics Administration and Support at the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes

Alexis Johnson—Medical Assistant, ENT Clinic in League City, and Ava Shoemake—Nurse Clinician III, Preop & Pacu at the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes

Alexis Johnson—Medical Assistant, ENT Clinic in League City, and Ava Shoemake—Nurse Clinician III, Preop & Pacu at the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes

Sharon Marrs—Nurse Clinician III, and Thomas Stewart—Medical Assistant, are both at the UHC 5th FL ClinicsSharon Marrs—Nurse Clinician III, and Thomas Stewart—Medical Assistant, are both at the UHC 5th FL Clinics.

      You make us an even greater organization!

Welcome aboard!

Ambulatory Orientation—December 11, 2012

We welcome our new UTMB Health employees!

Parminder Chauhan and Mary Jo BowersParminder Chauhan—Lab Liaison Tech Team Leader (Phlebotomy), and Mary Jo Bowers—LVN (Neuro/Pain), will both be working at the Multispecialty Center and Stark Diabetes Clinic

Daniel Creson and Leigh Ann Kiamars.Daniel Creson—Nurse Clinician III, and Leigh Ann Kiamar—Nurse Clinician III will be working at the UHC Specialty Clinics.

Juan Salazar and Melissa AllredJuan Salazar—Sterile Processing Supervisor, and Melissa Allred—Nurse Clinician III will both be working at the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes.

Kim Kitchen and Arthur Garza-Helu
Kim Kitchen—Nurse Clinician III at Island Pedi Urgent Care and Arthur Garza-Helu—PSS I at Specialty Care Center Victory Lakes.

 You make us an even greater organization!

Welcome aboard!

Ambulatory Orientation—November 27, 2012

We welcome our new UTMB Health employees!

Donna Richardson—MA, Mary Martinez—Nurse Clinician III, and Kimberley Zupan—Nurse Clinical III will all be working at Bay Colony Pediatrics.

Donna Richardson—MA, Mary Martinez—Nurse Clinician III, and Kimberley Zupan—Nurse Clinical III will all be working at Bay Colony Pediatrics.

Elizabeth Saenz—PSS I, Lauren Davis—PSS 1, and Santa Scarborough—PSS I work for the Ambulatory Program Resource Group.
Elizabeth Saenz—PSS I, Lauren Davis—PSS 1, and Santa Scarborough—PSS I work for the Ambulatory Program Resource Group.
Corlis Spells-Allen—PAS, and Cindy Theis—PAS are with the Access Center.

Corlis Spells-Allen—PAS, and Cindy Theis—PAS are with the Access Center.

Jeff Cheak—PSS I, and Robin Howard—PSS I will both work for Internal Medicine at the PCP building.

Jeff Cheak—PSS I, and Robin Howard—PSS I will both work for Internal Medicine at the PCP building.
A great group of people who make us an even greater organization!
Welcome aboard!

The Awesome Award

Awesome Award pdf

In the “fun “ wrap up to the Joint Commission survey last week, Donna Sollenberger recognized Ambulatory Team with this survivor certificate as The Awesome Award!

The entire team, all 700+ employees, were indeed awesome, together we answered questions, demonstrated our knowledge of joint commission standards, were consistent across clinics with our implementation of policies and really showed that we all work together to work wonders. The site visitors recognized our commitment to our patients, to a safe environment and to excellent service. I am proud of all the clinics and I know that Donna Sollenberger is as well.

While many of you were recognized in Donna’s daily briefings, all employees deserve recognition for ensuring that UTMB Health System achieved such an AWESOME result.

I also want to thank the people that escorted the surveyors, manned the command center, scribed the findings and made sure that at all times we were communicating the results, and all preparation to ensure that the clinics were survey ready at any time.

Casey Peterson drove the surveyor all over Galveston County, and Tammy Cupit traveled in the back seat transcribing the findings from all clinics. Both Casey and Tammy texted Cheryl Bryant and me in the command center, our phones constantly beeping, or in Cheryl’s case whistling, to let us know what was happening and where, so that we could keep up with progress and address issues.

Cheryl Randle escorted and scribed for the PCP and UHC surveyor visits, together with Jenny Lanier, Michelle Stout and Terri Gately, also keeping Cheryl Bryant informed as they went around.

Cheryl Bryant led the readiness preparation over the past 12 months, and working with all the pracice managers and nurse leaders made us ready for this unannounced survey (who thought they would come the day after a major holiday). Jesse Seelback ensured that our facilities and emergency plans were ready, and Peggy Mann was recognized by the surveyors for the documentaion of our POCT plan.

The surveyors were very impressed with our employees and our facilities, and would have liked to visit more of our clinics, but time ran out on Friday morning!

I want to thank everyone for making this such a successful survey, it is impossible to name everyone, but congratulations to all ambulatory employees, all the preparation made us a TJC ready and compliant institution.

Thank You, and now look forward to Happy Holidays, TJC won’t be back for three years!

Diana

Ambulatory Orientation—November 6, 2012

We welcome our new UTMB Health employees!

Ambulatory Orientation

 Maria Culagan, NC III at Galveston Infusion Center UHC, Pamela Ferrette, NC III at VL Specialty Care Center OR, Heidi Magnusson, LVN at League City Family Health Care, Catherine Martinez, NC III at Island Pedi Urgent Care.

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 and Sheri Low, PSS 1 with APRG.

Thank you for joining UTMB Health, you make us a stronger organization.

 

National Ophthalmic Technician Week

We are proud to recognize the awesome Ophthalmic Techician Team that support our UTMB Eye Clinics. Thank you for all your hard work! 

National Ophthalmic Technician WeekBottom Left to Right: Amber Williams, COA; Melody Romero, COA
Top Left to right: Tamila Williams, NCOA; Crystal Morrison, COA; Karin Mutz, COA; Kristan Gray, NCOA; Sonya Martinez, NCOA

National Ophthalmic Technician Week 2

Michelle Cripps, COA; Jennifer Truitt, COA

Ambulatory Orientation—October 9, 2012

Welcome our new UTMB Health employees!

Tamila Williams, NCOA, from Victory Lakes Towncenter Opthalmology; Kristen Gray, NCOA, from Friendswood Opthalmology; Rachel Lizardo, Nurse Clinician I, from PCP Pediatrics; Rebecca Langley, Nurse Clinician III, from Women’s Specialty Care Galveston.

Paula Olsen, Sr. Practice Manager, from PCP Pediatrics; Jessica Whitsett, PSS 1, from Children’s Center; Lindsey Cornwell, LVN, from CBC League City Family Health Care

Amy Broussard, PSS 1, from the Ambulatory Program Resource Gr; Michelle Gerald, Nursing Supervisor, from Stewart Rd Family Med Clinic; Janice Johnson, LVN, League City ENT; Lee Dolan, PSS 1, from Victory Lakes Towncenter.

 You help make us a great organization, welcome aboard!  

Ambulatory Orientation—September 11, 2012

Welcome our new UTMB Health employees! FRONT ROW: Lissette Ibanez, PSS 1, Gabriela Triana, PSS 1, both from Victory Lakes Town Center; BACK ROW: Benjamin Burdette, PSS 1, from Victory Lakes Specialty Care, Jessica Keefover, PSS 1, from Victory Lakes Cancer Center

Nicole Haas, Clinic Service Rep III, Kiki Baldwin, Clinic Service Rep III both from TDCJ Hospital

 Melody Sifuentes, PAS, from the Access Center, Deidra Brantley, PAS from the PCP, Nilda Williams, PSS 1, from ENT/OTO

Kara Rose, RN NC III, from Victory Lakes Ambulatory Surgical Center, LaTonya Cunningham, PSS I, from Ophthalmology

FRONT ROW: Joanna Rodriguez, RN NC III, from Victory Lakes Ambulatory Surgical Center, Crystal Lopez, NC II, from Texas City Family Health; BACK ROW: Ann Depauw, RN III, from Victory Lakes Ambulatory Surgical Center, Lorna Baez, Nurse Manager, from Victory Lakes Specialty Care Center, Lauren Perez, NC III, from Victory Lakes Specialty Care Center

You help make us a great organization, welcome aboard!