NEW: Alvin Pediatric and Adult Primary Care Clinic

Monday, September 22, the newest UTMB facility opened its doors to the public. The old UTMB Alvin clinic expanded its services, hours and location and moved into a 10,000 square-foot building where adults and children can receive primary care medical services.

The new freestanding facility, located at 2020 E. Highway 6, has 24 exam rooms, expanded X-ray services, a full blood-drawn station and five new staff members – a doctor, a nurse practitioner, a registered nurse, a medical assistant, and a patient service specialist. The clinic will continue offering extended hours, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The expansion is made possible by a Delivery System Reform Incentive Pool (DSRIP) project under the Medicaid 1115 Waver program in Texas, whose goal is to increase access to primary care services for the underserved.

Thank you for everyone’s hard work!

 

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Always Award: We’re an Always Award Winning Team

Congratulations to our Always Award winner, Texas City Pediatrics! The “Always Award” recognizes units who always are attentive to our patients, always listen, always explain and always treat patients with the respect they deserve.

Texas City Pediatrics was selected based on very high patient satisfaction scores for “Overall Doctor Rating”, at the 98th percentile, and “Office Staff Quality”, at 97th percentile.Patients reported that their physician “always explains things in a way they can understand. He explains why he has ruled out some things and why he thinks other things are possibilities. He always listens to questions and concerns and never lets us leave with any questions.” While another patient commented that the staff is “exceptional – fast, friendly and knowledgeable.”

Ambulatory winners are chosen by Vice President for Ambulatory Operations Ann O’Connell, using over all doctor rating, office staff quality and physician communication as well as Press Ganey factors. The Always Award will be given quarterly to an ambulatory location with the highest or most improved scores. An ambulatory site may win a maximum of two times during the same year. Quarterly winners will assist Unit-Based Clinical Leadership with the development and recognition of best practices.

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September’s Employee Spotlight

Each month we will have a blog post spotlighting individuals from the ambulatory division. Spotlighting employees will be an opportunity for other individuals from different departments/areas to meet and learn about others.

 For the month of September please meet Dr. Eleanor Forbes, Dwana Edison, and Deirdre Smith

 

 

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Dwana Edison

Patient Affairs Specialist

Access Center

About me: Married with two children, De’Marcus and Domanyque. I enjoy spending time with family, cooking, and shopping.

My favorite motto: I can do all things though Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13)

Five words that best describe me: compassionate, flexible, dependable, dedicated, and honest

Favorite food: Seafood

What do you like most about working at UTMB: Making a difference in patient’s lives 

 

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Dr. Eleanor Forbes

Women’s Healthcare Specialist

Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes

 

My pets: I have two fat, fluffy Maine Coon cats that rule my house and I respond to their every wish and whim!

One thing most people don’t know about me: I am a long time member of the Institute of Advanced Motorist (a British organization) and one of the few women who passed their “Observer” to help train others interested in passing the test.

What are your hobbies and interests? I am a gym rat and love doing track days with my car at the Texas World Speedway

What is one thing you couldn’t live without? Tea! Indian black tea, made with boiling water, some milk, and no sugar

Best vacation: When I turned 50, I went to Australia were I took a helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef. Then every morning and evening, I got to see the sunset at the Ayres Rock.

 

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Deirdre Smith

Nurse Manager

League City Family Healthcare

 

About me: I moved to the USA for 1 year nearly 22 years ago from Canada and had no idea I would stay! I come from a family of immigrants, who are originally from Northern Ireland.

My pets: Shadow is a black boxer-lab mix. He was the runt of the litter and is the best dog ever!

Favorite food: Seafood of any kind, especially Atlantic lobster

I wish I knew how to: Surf!

Best advice: Be patient with yourself and those around you. You never know when you will needs others to be patient with you. Also appreciate those who try, it makes up for those who never will.

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Tresea Boulet’s Retirement

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Tresea Boulet worked 3o plus years with Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. Thank you for you hard work and dedication! UTMB will miss you!        

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UTMB Health Community Adult Clinic

The UTMB Health Community Adult Clinic is finally here!

Offering primary care for all Texas City and surrounding areas Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 pm. The clinic has a team approach with Medical Residents and Students primarily seeing patients with faculty oversite.

The scope of the Practice includes:

  • Preventive care
  • Diagnosis and treatment of health conditions (we do not provide chronic pain medications, chronic benzodiazepines, ADHD medications or other schedule II controlled substances)
  • Management of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease
  • Health education

From left to right: Amanda Leyva, PSS; Barbara Hernandez, MA; Rachel Nginyi, NP; Tony Marsh, NC III; Dr. Patel, Medical Director; Agnes Usoro, Medical Student; and Candace Jones, Practice Manager

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Pediatrics LEAN Project

Fed up with being unable to quickly locate supplies, the entire staff at the PCP Pediatrics decided to organize and sort all closets and drawers. It took the team about 2.5 weeks to complete the task and was their first LEAN 5S project (sort/store/standardize/shine/sustain).

Way to go team!

From left to right: Amanda Hendley, LVN, Melissa Salinas, RN – Nurse Supervisor; Yvette Ruiz, MA;Rachel Lizardo, RN; Jessica Marsh, RN; and Karla Boozer, LVN

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Working with Press Ganey

Deidra Brantley and Laura Williams, Patient Affair Specialist, leading the quality improvement initiative in ambulatory are working side by side with Press Ganey.

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August’s Employee Spotlight

Each month we will have a blog post spotlighting individuals from the ambulatory division. Spotlighting employees will be an opportunity for other individuals from different departments/areas to meet and learn about others.

 For the month of August please meet Ashley Green, Jeanne Smith, and Dr. Erik Hustak

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Ashley Green
Vocational Nurse
UTMB Children’s Center

About me/my family: I attended Galveston College, and I’ve been a nurse for 2 years, I am married to my wonderful husband of 4 years. I enjoy reading, and watching sports.

Five words that describe me: Loving, Caring, Open-Minded, Optimistic, Selfless

What do you like most about working at UTMB? I like the unlimited opportunities.

Best Vacation: When my husband and I went to Niagara Falls, Canada

A Favorite saying of mine is… If you don’t have anything nice to say, find something.

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Jeanne Smith
Physical Therapist
PCP Galveston Rehab

My pets: I have 2 dogs both are lab mixes

What do you like most about working at UTMB? I love all of the learning opportunities available to us and the support for pursing further education and specializations.

One thing most people don’t know about me: I climbed a Fourteener (Mount Columbia)

Best Vacation: I went to Ireland with my family to learn more about our heritage.

I wish I knew how to… kite surf

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Dr. Erik Hustak
Physician
Anesthesiology and Pain

About me/my family: My wife, Dr. Kristi Hustak, and I moved to Galveston in 2008 to complete our residencies here at UTMB in Plastic Surgery and Anesthesiology, respectively. At the conclusion of my residency, I completed a cancer pain fellowship at MD Anderson in 2012 and have been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology since July of 2013. My clinical time is divided between the Anesthesiology and Pain Departments. My interests are focused on cancer pain management and the multidisciplinary approach to the complex pain patient. I am blessed with a loving family, which has expanded over the last 3 years. My handsome and energetic 2 year old boy, Trenton Kade, and my beautiful 1 year old baby girl, Tatum Belle, puts life into perspective.

My pets: Madison is our loyal boxer-mix rescue dog from a shelter in Columbus, Ohio. We have had her since the start of medical school in 2008 and she has been an amazing companion to our family since.

What do you like most about working at UTMB? The camaraderie provides a unique environment for exceptional patient care. At the same time, it provides a wonderful atmosphere conducive to teaching our resident physicians and medical students.

One thing most people don’t know about me: If I had to choose a career other than medicine, I would probably be a high school teacher. However, secretly, I have always wanted to be a firefighter.

Best advice I can give: Life is short. Hug your kids, hug your spouse, and tell your family how much you love and appreciate them regularly.

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New Phyisican at Bay Colony Women’s Health

Please welcome Dr. Kimberlyn Robinson to Bay Colony Women’s Health!

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Dr. Robinson is a native of Galveston, Texas. She graduated with the honor of Salutatorian from Ball High School in 2002. After graduating from high school, Dr. Robinson went on to attend Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Medical Humanities. After college, Dr. Robinson returned home to attend medical school as well as complete her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.  She is currently a member of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Texas Medical Association, and the American Medical Association. Dr. Robinson is married to Joseph Robinson, Sr. and together they have one son. She enjoys traveling, and spending time with her family.

She is currently seeing new patients. Her focuses are general obstetrics & gynecology and women’s healthcare.  Her additional interest include:  adolescent health, patient education, gynecologic surgery, and high risk obstetrics.

 

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July’s Employee Spotlight

Each month we will have a blog post spotlighting individuals from the ambulatory division. Spotlighting employees will be an opportunity for other individuals from different departments/areas to meet and learn about others.

For the Month of July meet Erin Vaughan and Michelle Basci.

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Erin Vaughan

Nurse

League City Family Healthcare

About me/my family: I attended San Jacinto Central with my ADN and graduated in December 2012. I have been with UTMB since May of 2013. I have been married for 7 years and have boy/girl twins that are 2 and a wonderful 12 year old step-son. The majority of our weekends are spent at the baseball field cheering on his baseball team. When we are not there, we enjoy being on the boat out on Clear Lake.

What do you like most about working at UTMB? The diverse opportunity in the nursing field with support and encouragement for advancement

One thing most people don’t know about me: I was a State Champion gymnast in the 90’s

Best Vacation: Going to Sandal Antigua to get married on the beach

Favorite Food: Chips and salsa

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Michelle Basci

Practice Manager

About me/my family: I have been married for 10 years and have 2 kids—Rylan 5 and Hadley 3. I also have 3 rescue dogs—note to self: if you are happy with 2 dogs, don’t take your 4 year old with you to “look” at puppies!

 What do you like most about working at UTMB? All of the people I work with and being able to make a difference in a patient’s life

One thing most people don’t know about me: I used to teach aerobics at the gym.

I wish I knew how to: Guess the winning numbers for the lotto.

A favorite saying of mine is: “The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.” – Karen S. Magee

 

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