Celebrating Nurses Week and Hospital Week together, as UTMB is doing this week, provides a great opportunity to thank our Ambulatory employees for their commitment and dedication to providing excellent patient care and continuing to work together to work wonders. There are many events planned for the clinics, including a Kolache breakfast on Tuesday, Daisy Award presentations, birthday cakes on Friday celebrating the 193rd anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday (May 12, 1820) and the UTMB Ambulatory employee family picnic on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
These past three months have been a time of great change and challenge, implementing the UTMB Connect project. This has meant that you all have continued to provide excellent patient care, while attending training, converting appointments, working in two systems, learning new workflows and supporting our physicians. I am especially proud of the work you all did over the two weekends in March, when future appointments in Invision were moved over to Epic. Now we are all working in one system, and are all “connected” (registration, scheduling, EMR and billing). You are all contributing to refining the workflows for charge capture, template maintenance, insurance verification and many other processes. When I round in the clinics, you are all so positive and participative, and have ensured that this has been a very interactive change process.
So let’s take this week to recognize our achievements over the past year, and especially the last few months.
Diana Browning Chief Ambulatory Operations Officer UTMB Health System
Alvin Pediatrics participated in Alvin’s Annual Frontier Day Parade which was held on April 27, 2013. The team at Alvin Pediatrics created a float that earned them ”Best Public Service” award. Frontier Day is a tradition in Alvin, and it is good family-style entertainment enjoyed by visitors from surrounding communities.
New! utmbConnect Fully Connected News is a new weekly one-page update covering highlights, training sessions and other important things you should know about the project as we move closer to go-live in April 2013.
Visit http://www.utmb.edu/connect/ for more information.
The utmbConnect website is only accessible to users on servers hosted by UTMB Health.
The next Medication Take Back event will be Saturday, April 27, 10am-2pm. There are three drop off sites: one in League City, Clear Lake and Galveston. * UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 Gulf Freeway South, League City, TX 77573.
* UTMB Health Eye Center, 700 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77550.
* Houston Police Dept. Clear Lake Substation, 2855 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77062
Local sponsors include:
Southeast Texas Poison Center, Texas Pharmacy Board, Office of the Texas Attorney General, Drug Enforcement Administration, Friendswood Police Department, Galveston Kiwanis Club, Houston Police Department, Galveston Police Department, UTMB, UTMB Specialty Care Center – Victory Lakes, University of Houston Police Academy, and Walgreens Pharmacy.
UTMB Health with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored ”Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit,” the 2013 version of the annual Galveston women’s conference on April 5. The keynote speaker was Candace Bushnell author of Sex and the City.
Other fantastic speakers included UTMB Physicians Dr. Catherine Hansen, presenting “Sex in your 60s” and Dr. Tristi Muir, presenting “Mamba through Menopause: Managing Middle Age Magnificently,” Dominique Sachse – Mistress of Ceremonies, Michelle Cove, filmmaker and author of Seeking Happily Ever After, Lyssa Graham, Comedian, and Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram, presenting “How to be FullyRaw.”