Congratulations GEM winners

Congratulations to the winners from the October 2015 GEM  drawing  

Benjamin Hauser – From Kelley Pohlemann: Ben has played a key role making several IS Projects successful, I would like to thank him and his can do attitude.  Keep up the outstanding work.

Rayna McKinley – From Kelley Pohlemann:  Rayna always goes the extra mile, I appreciate her constant help and support with IS Projects.  She always plays a large role making the each project a success.   Thank you

Ted Chen – From Michele Lockwood: thank you for taking the time to write a macro for the e-emergency form reporting.  You have sped up the process for reporting the emergency status for IS.  I appreciate your willingness to help and your concern to follow through and make sure everything worked as expected.  Great job.  Thank

Nina Cooper – From Dr. Moultrie: For working tirelessly pretty much all the time and especially for all the patience and diligence with ICD-10



Welcome New IS Employees

Pamela Compean Communications Assistance Representative Information Services Operations - Switchboard
Pamela Compean
               Communications Assistance Rep          IS Ops Switchboard
Eubanks, Brandon
Brandon Eubanks
Desktop Support Specialist
IS OPS Desktop Client Services


Michael Hammer
Software Systems Specialist III
IS OPS Networks




GEM Card Winners

GEM Card Winners:    Congratulations to everyone and thank you for “Going the Extra Mile”. 

July 2015 winners

Darren Cleveland  from Jeff Weddle:  “Thank you for volunteering your time to assist with Beaker Go-Live, it was a long hard week but we pulled together as team and impressed the organization with the skill, dedication and professionalism of information services.”

Natalie Weekly  from Hanna Cheng:   “Thank you Natalie for successfully managed the TMDSAS project! The project is complex and involves specification changes from third party (TMDSAS) and even fourth party (AAMS) this year. Plus I am the new developer for the project. You have managed the project effectively by starting from the technical knowledge transfer sessions, the meetings with functional users discussing our specification changes according to the TMDSAS and AAMS changes, and the weekly or bi-weekly follow up meetings with technical and functional users. Since AAMS cannot provide new MCAT live data until mid or late June, but our School of Medicine users need to start processing new applications as early as possible, you have provided users with different options and listed the risks of each option. This helped the functional users to make final decision on when to move our implementations for Entry Year 2016 into production. And your effort did not stop where the implementation went live. You are still coordinating the project for the post go-live activities. It is the great team work makes the project a success. We are very lucky to have you on our team! Thank you so much Natalie for your hard work and I am looking forward to working with you again for more projects.”

Michele Lockwood from Shirley McGraw:    “Going the extra mile and helping out in a difficult situation getting interim chair’s computer working. Many many thanks.”

Jennifer Bailes  from Susan Weber:   “Thank you for your rapid response and quick turn around time with the new reporting portal quirks. I love it!!!”


May/June 2015 Winners

Diane McCormick from Ronnie Austin:  “Thank you for assisting us in what may potentially be the solution to our eProcurement access issue. The attention to detail in reviewing the log files and willingness to come to team members’ aid during a most difficult problem to solve. We couldn’t have done it without you… and I mean that literally.”

Jack Hogan from David Y. Green:  “For spending your Saturday evening and Sun rerouting the Pharmacy TDCJ label printer on short notice. Thank you for keeping this patient care critical system on track.”

James Koppe from T Mathew:  “For fine tuning the InfoEd Enterprise data load. The modification resulted in cutting down the load time significantly. Good job Jim! Very well appreciated!!”

Cherie Moser from Steven Schmid: “Figuring out how to get CR9 working on Win7. Saves us from having to keep an XP machine alive until CR9 can be fully retired. Thanks, Steve.”


March/April 2015 Winners

Kara Thompson from Daniel Coffey: “Many, many hours of work focused on Intellispace PACS Web deployment:
– Creation of institutional documentation
– Facilitating Documentation Publishing
– Multiple Trainings
– Facilitating Communication with Departments / CMO
– Assistance on day of Go-Live'”

Toby L. Smith from Daniel Coffey: “Setting up webpage regarding the removal of “”

Beth Hill from Frank Valiulis:  “Beth: Thank you so much for putting together the movie for the Employee Advisory Council’s annual meeting with executive leadership. I appreciate your taking the pictures from various EAC events throughout the year and put them into that movie.”

Connie Lausen from Frank Valiulis:  “Connie: Thank you for your hard work on implementing the Eclipse project tracking software. I appreciate your working with everyone in Information Services on how to best configure the system for our needs.”