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To All CMC Facility Management Teams and CPR Instructors:

(12/22/14) - Effective immediately Contact Hours credit for CPR will be captured through the External Certificate feature of the CLP. CMC employees who attend a CPR class will enter those Contact Hours as an External Certificate in the CLP. A “How To” sheet has been created and made available on the CMCWEB for use by all CPR Instructors.

All employees who attended CPR from September 2014 thru December 2014 will need to review their training file in the CLP to ensure they have received credit for the CPR course.  If the CPR contact hours are not reflected,  they will need to enter their hours using the attached “How To” sheet. Please note, the date on the attached “How To” sheet may not match their actual attendance date. This is okay. The contact hours for this time frame (September 2014 thru December 2014), simply needs to be credited to 2014. Please ensure this is completed by midnight December 31, 2014 in order for it to show up on the Facility Report.

  • Employees who attended BLS for Healthcare Provider between September 2014 and December 2014 should use the attached “How To” sheet labeled “BLS Provider” to add their contact hours to the CLP. (Please enter exactly as shown.)
  • Employee who attended AHA BLS Instructor or Instructor Renewal course between September 2014 and December 2014, should use the attached “How To” sheet labeled “BLS Instructor” to add their contact hours to the CLP. (Please enter exactly as shown.)

All CPR Instructors:
Effective immediately the Instructor should pull up the “How To” sheet from the website applicable to the course being taught. Print the sheet, fill in the course date and make a copy for each student in the class. Please review the “How To” sheet with the students, stressing the importance of entering the class name, date and contact hours EXACTLY as shown. 


Happy Holidays from the Torres/Ney Complex

(12/19/14) - On Thursday December 18th, the Torres/Ney Staff and some spouses had an after work party to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. Click here to view the entire article.


Bartlett State Jail 13th Annual Christmas Party

(12/19/14) - Medical and Security staff from Bartlett State Jail sponsored their 13th annual Christmas Party with Santa for the Head Start preschool children of Holland. Click here to view the entire article.


Welcome To Correctional Managed Care

(12/19/14) - Please welcome the new hires from December 15, 2014. Click here to view this article.


Bulletins From Virology

(12/17/14) - In this issue, we would like to keep you informed of the changes happening in the way we treat patients with HIV and HCV. Click here to view this article.


Mental Health Training Day 2014 - Skyview/Hodge

(12/17/14) - The MH Training Day 2014 was held in Rusk, Texas on October 28th, 2014.  This year’s theme was “Tailgate Chili Cookoff.”   Click here to read the article and view pictures from this event.


ACTIONS OF THE PHARMACY & THERAPEUTICS COMMITTEE – November 2014

(12/17/14) - Click here to view the details from the November 2014 Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee.


Pharmacy Operating Hours - Holiday closure

(12/17/14) - Please note that the Pharmacy will be closed on January 1st, 2015 in observance of the New Year’s Day Holiday.  Facility staff should review floor stock supplies in advance of the holiday and order accordingly.  If urgent assistance is needed, the on-call pharmacist may be reached for recommendations at 936-436-2093.  Thank you.


Teri Smith, RN, Cluster Nurse Manager, Retiring

(12/17/14) - Mrs. Teri Smith started her career working in ICU in New York after graduating from Lenox Hill Hospital School of Nursing in Manhattan.  She then moved to California where she worked in the Emergency Rooms and a major trauma center in South Central Los Angeles. After working in ICU a few years, she received a commission and spent the next few years serving our great country and caring for our men and women who served in the United States Navy.  While in the Navy, she was stationed at Oak Knoll Naval hospital and was later deployed to the Gulf War in the first wave in August 1990 on board the USNS Mercy.  While there, she headed a team in the Casualty Receiving Department as a Lieutenant.  She was deployed for 10 months and during this time her department was primarily responsible for the triage and care of the troops.  Her casualty receiving team was also selected to care for the returning Prisoners of War (POW).  After she returned from the Persian Gulf, she was stationed in NAS Corpus Christi where she was the Nurse Manager for Inpatient nursing.  While there, her volunteer activities included Teri serving as the head of the Volunteer Action committee for the base helping with many events such as the annual Jazz Festival, fund-raising for the local AIDS Hospice charity, among many others before resigning her commission in 1995.  She continued to serve in the Reserves as a Lieutenant Commander until 2002.

In 1996, Teri entered the field of Correctional Nursing and began working at Hughes with UTMB/CMC. She was a stellar charge nurse, always teaching, encouraging, and pushing everyone to be their best.  She never expected more from her staff than she herself was willing to give, making her both a challenging and rewarding supervisor.  She educated offenders and co-workers alike, and one of her signature phrases was "Attention to detail."  She took on the role of Nurse Manager at Hughes in 2012 while still covering charge nurse duties.  Later, Hilltop and Woodman were added when Teri assumed the position as Cluster Nurse Manager.  When there was a Nurse Manager vacancy at Crain, Teri served as Interim Nurse Manager until a Manager was hired.  She also briefly covered the Hobby and Marlin units when a Nurse Manager vacancy existed there.  Teri has demonstrated professionalism and class through ACA audits for Hughes, Woodman, Hilltop, and Crain.  During this time, she completed administrative duties, attended meetings for each unit, correlated reports, prepared the nursing schedule, and maintained effective communication throughout her units.

About that time, the Woodman unit (an intake unit) was converted from 12 to 24 hours, which served to further increase her workload.  But through it all, Teri remained upbeat and paid attention to every intricate detail.  Never one to give orders from the comfort of her office, she could always be found making runs with the nurses.  If you never got to respond to an emergency with her in charge, you have missed out!

Recently, the Hughes unit added the Administrative Segregation Therapeutic Diversion Program for which she helped write some of the policies for the program.  In addition, she also wrote goals and objectives for the nurses assigned to work in the Administrative Segregation Therapeutic Diversion Program.

If asked about her greatest accomplishments, Teri would likely respond with comments about her two daughters: Nichole Ferguson and Robyn Rodriguez, who both have careers with UTMB.  Upon her retirement, she and her husband Johnny will be traveling and spending time with their children and grandchildren.  She is a strong patient advocate, an amazing team player, a great supervisor, and a fantastic nurse.  Teri, we thank you for your outstanding contributions to UTMB/CMC.  You will truly be missed!


Huntsville Area Christmas CDE

(12/16/14) - On December 10th the Huntsville area dental clinics had a Christmas continuing dental education program.  Dr. Horton presented two programs on periodontal disease and Pamela Myers presented one with an uplifting message for this time of year.   We had some great Mexican food from rodeo restaurant and desserts prepared by the staff.  During this annual program we always select a charity to support.  In the past we have provided diapers to the Pregnancy Care Center, non-perishable food for the Good Shepherd Mission and the SAAFE House, dog and cat food for the Rita B. Huff Humane Society, and wrapped toys for the Hospitality House.  This year we collected monies for Smiletrain, which is a charitable organization that repairs cleft lips and palates for children in low-income families and underdeveloped countries.  These children would go through life terribly disfigured without Smiletrain’s efforts.  It takes 250.00 per child to perform this miracle in their lives.   The generous efforts of the Huntsville area dental clinics collected over 1,000.00, which is enough money to change four children’s lives forever.

At this same time we give an annual award for exemplary service.  This is the 14th year for the award, which is named for one of our own dentists, who lost her battle with breast cancer 15 years ago.  Staff are nominated by their peers for this award, The Cynthia D. Jonhston Exemplary Service Award.  The award is given in grateful recognition of their compassionate service to their fellowmen, benevolent attitude towards their colleagues, loyalty to the profession of dentistry, and dedication to the values and mission of the University of Texas Medical Branch-Correctional Managed Care Dental Services.  This year’s winner was nominated by her immediate supervisor Dr. John Cazort. The award was presented to Pamula York, R.D.A.

Thelma Barringer, Julie Stuart, Pamela Myers, Pamula York, and Bercelia Granados (front)

Chocolate Teeth

Huntsville Area Dental Group

Dr. John Cazort, Pamula York, and Dr. John W. Beason


Estes Unit WIC Chapter

(12/15/14) - The Sanders Estes Unit has a wonderful WIC  (Women in Corrections) Chapter that includes men and women from every department in our facility. Those of us who work for UTMB at this facility are very proud and thankful to be included as members of  this organization!

Our WIC chapter adopted a special needs family for Christmas that consists of a single father, who is raising two special needs children. We were able to purchase almost everything on their toys list, we selected another toy the one thing that we couldn't find!  We purchased new clothes (including pajamas, jackets, socks, etc.) and many new home essentials for this family along with a few things for the father. Each child also received a stocking full of candy! We had two buggies full of Christmas joy!

Several of our WIC members were able to attend our chapter meeting and helped wrap all of the presents. The presents were then delivered to the school counselor by our chapter president (the Warden's secretary), two Medical employees and two security employees - a winning combination! This is an anonymous gift on both sides - from us to them. We have the warm happy feeling that we have done something worthy and good for all the right reasons!

Merry Christmas to all from the Estes Unit! 


Palestine Area Christmas CDE

(12/15/14) - On December 11th the Palestine area dental clinics had a Christmas continuing dental education program.  Dr. Horton presented two programs on periodontal disease and Pamela Myers presented one with an uplifting message for this time of year.   We had some great food and desserts prepared by the staff. 

At this same time we give an annual award for exemplary service.  This is the 14th year for the award, which is named for one of our own dentists, who lost her battle with breast cancer 15 years ago.  Staff are nominated by their peers for this award, The Cynthia D. Jonhston Exemplary Service Award.  The award is given in grateful recognition of their compassionate service to their fellowmen, benevolent attitude towards their colleagues, loyalty to the profession of dentistry, and dedication to the values and mission of the University of Texas Medical Branch-Correctional Managed Care Dental Services.  This year’s winner was nominated by Dr. David P. Langston. The award was presented to Cynthia Doreen Allen,C.D.A., R.D.A.


Important Drug Recall: Baxter 100ml 0.9% Sodium Chloride in Mini-Bag Plus Containers Recall  

(12/15/14) - Baxter Pharmaceuticals is recalling the following lot numbers of 100ml 0.9% Sodium Chloride in Mini-Bag Plus Containers due to the possibility that particulate matter may be found in the solution. Intravenous administration of a solution containing sterile particulate matter may lead to adverse health consequences. The extent and severity of harm depends on the size, number, and composition of the foreign material, and the patient's underlying medical condition. In the absence of in-line filtration, particles may cause: local vein irritation, inflammatory reaction, aggravation of preexisting infections, allergic reactions, and systemic embolization (blockage of blood vessels, which can result in stroke, heart attack, or damage to other organs such as the kidney or liver). There have been no reported adverse events for the affected lots.

NDC: Number:  0338-0553-18
Lot Numbers:  P317842, P317891
Expiration Date:  May 31, 2015

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

All returned product must be placed in a container separate from any other returns or medications. Products should be clearly marked as recalled and a copy of this recall notification should be returned with the drugs. The unit name, contact person, and contact’s telephone number must be included with the recalled product in order to receive credit. Please send the recalled product to the Pharmacy attention: Jeri Callahan.

We appreciate your timely assistance in this matter.

Unit Name:                                                       

Contact Person:                                                

Contact’s Telephone Number:                            


Beaumont Complex Employee of the Month

(12/12/14) - The Beaumont Complex Employee of the Month for November was Mr. Bienvenu. Mr. Bienvenu is a “veteran” to our complex and does a phenomenal job working as a Mental Health Clinician. He works with the offenders in Ad-Seg and truly cares about what he does. Correspondence from the offender population will also reflect the impact he has made at the Stiles Unit Ad-Seg. Mr. Bienvenu was nominated for Servant Leader during this year’s CMC Conference and came in 2nd place! Keep up the great work, Mr. B!


Change to UTMB windows update

(12/11/14) - Soon you will see changes to the current Microsoft Forefront antivirus, it will change to Microsoft Endpoint Protection, do not be alarmed.  This is expected.   You will also see windows updates being handled by Software Center.  You can install any updates prompted to you by Software Center at a time of your choosing, or you can ignore the notifications and the updates will happen automatically after the updates reach a certain age.


Drug Shortages:  Acetaminophen with Codeine 300 mg/30 mg tablets, Osmolite, Tolnaftate 1% cream

(12/11/14) - Acetaminophen with Codeine 300 mg/30 mg Tablets

There is a current manufacturer shortage of acetaminophen with codeine 300 mg/30 mg tablets.  Product is currently being allocated.  There is no estimated availability date.  Pharmacy may begin sending out bottles instead of unit dose blister cards.  Please limit stock orders to what is necessary to meet patient care needs.   If you have any questions, please contact the Pharmacy and ask for the Vault department. 

Osmolite

There is a current manufacturer back order of osmolite.  Pharmacy has limited supplies.  The estimated availability is late December.  Pharmacy will make Nutren 1.0 temporarily available but non-formulary approval will still be required for facilities other than RMFs and dialysis.  If you have a current approval for osmolite, a new approval will not be required for Nutren 1.0 during the shortage.  If you have floor stock available of osmolite, you may continue to use supplies as long as they last otherwise a new order will need to be reentered for Nutren 1.0.  Orders for Nutren 1.0 may be entered for 30 days only with no refills. 

Tolnaftate 1% Cream

Tolfnaftate 1% cream, 15 grams is available again in adequate supplies.


Welcome To Correctional Managed Care

(12/11/14) - Please join UTMB- CMC, Region III - Beaumont in welcoming our newest employees hired on 12/1/2014.

(L-R) Paige Landrum, CCA, Stiles Unit; Kathryn Beebe, LVN, Gist; Dana Boswell, CCA, Stiles and Rayan Johnson, CCA, Plane Unit.


SERVER MIGRATION RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, 12/10/2014

(12/9/14) - Information Services will be migrating the shared data from CMCFS01 and CMC1-NTS servers to the CMC Shared drive on UTMBFS1.  This will allow CMC employees the ability to share documents with each other in a central network location.

Please turn your computer off or log off at the close of business on Wednesday, 12/10/2014, so that there will be no open files during the migration.  When you log in again the following morning, the login script will map the S: drive to the CMC Shared drive (\\UTMBFS1\CMC) and your computer will have a permanent mapping to the S: drive in My Computer.  Click here to view a data-map to assist users find folders on the new S: drive in reference from the location on the old servers. 

If you work on a 24 hour facility, Outlook, Pearl and PRS can still be in use.  All other files should be closed to ensure the proper migration.

Here is the new information for the CMC Shared drive:

CMC Shared drive:

If you need assistance in mapping the drive Thursday morning, please call the helpdesk at extension (409) 772-5200.


Important Drug Recall:  Hydralazine 25 mg tablet Recall by Par Pharmaceuticals.

(12/8/14) - Par Pharmaceuticals is recalling the following sequence numbers of Hydralazine 25 mg tablets in response to a product complaint reporting small particles of aluminum compressed into some tablets.  This recall is classified as Class II which is a situation in which use of or exposure to the product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences; or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote. The sequence number is located on the top right of the pre-pack label or behind the designation SEQ. The pre-pack label is the label on the left top corner of our blister cards.

SEQ Number:

030629
Y30806
Y30924
Y30960
031007
Y31118
D31200
Y31370
D31653
Y31677
D31787
D31813
D31871
Y31980
D32008
Y32187
Y32220
Y32293
C32300
D32359
Y32375

All returned product must be placed in a container separate from any other returns or medications.  Products should be clearly marked as recalled and a copy of this recall notification should be returned with the drugs.  The unit name, contact person, and contact’s telephone number must be included with the recalled product in order to receive credit. Please send the recalled product to the Pharmacy attention: Jeri Callahan.

We appreciate your timely assistance in this matter. 

Unit Name:                                                       

Contact Person:                                                

Contact’s Telephone Number:                            


Skyview and Hodge Rewards and Recognition

(12/8/14) - The Rewards and Recognition Ceremony for the September and October nominees was held on November 21st, 2014 at A-control. 

The following people were recognized by their peers in September: Tina McKnight, Mary Ann Selman, Bessie Carpenter, Jeffery Stewart, Kenneth Bain, Chuck Edmonson, Denise Commander, Jeremy Magee, Melissa Crawford, Rachel Rocka and Gilbert Watson.

Ms. Carpenter, CCA Skyview was awarded with Employee of the Month for September. Ms. Carpenter has duties at Skyview and Hodge.  She was recognized for being helpful at all times no matter where her duties take her.


Gilbert Watson, MHCM Hodge was awarded the Employee of the Month for September.  He was recognized by a patient who wrote: I would like to request that my caseworker receive a ‘caseworker of the year’ award.  Ever since Mr. Watson has become my caseworker he has done everything he possibly could to help me reach my goals.  I fell as if he actually has compassion for us inmates.  I could name multiple times I felt he went out of his way to assist with what problems that may have been going on at the time.  And I would like for it to be known that I am truly thankful to have Mr. Watson for my caseworker and that everything he has done has not gone unnoticed.  

October nominees included: Lowell Thompson, Glenda Earl, Frank Leonard, Tina McKnight, Chuck Edmonson and Kenneth Bain. 

Lowell Thompson, RN – Skyview was awarded Employee of the Month for October.  He was recognized as an invaluable worker with an industrious work ethic.  His co-worker went on to say that everything always runs smooth when he is there, but when he is not there it others notice.  He is very genuine and compassionate to others.  Mr. Thompson brings a special quality of humanness to work that years of working in a difficult environment has a tendency to break down in most individuals.

Chuck Edmonson, RN – Hodge was awarded the Employee of the Mont for October.  He was recognized for always keeping his cool, being helpful to others and “is not bound by his title and will do anything – even lowly tasks to help.”


SERVER MIGRATION RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, 12/10/2014

(12/5/14) - Information Services will be migrating the shared data from CMCFS01 and CMC1-NTS servers to the CMC Shared drive on UTMBFS1.  This will allow CMC employees the ability to share documents with each other in a central network location.

Please turn your computer off or log off at the close of business on Wednesday, 12/10/2014, so that there will be no open files during the migration.  When you log in again the following morning, the login script will map the S: drive to the CMC Shared drive (\\UTMBFS1\CMC) and your computer will have a permanent mapping to the S: drive in My Computer.  Click here to view a data-map to assist users find folders on the new S: drive in reference from the location on the old servers. 

If you work on a 24 hour facility, Outlook, Pearl and PRS can still be in use.  All other files should be closed to ensure the proper migration.

Here is the new information for the CMC Shared drive:

CMC Shared drive:

If you need assistance in mapping the drive Thursday morning, please call the helpdesk at extension (409) 772-5200.


State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC)

(11/18/14 - 12/5/2014) - Every November, UTMB Correctional Managed Care, along with the rest of the State agencies participates in the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC), and every year, we as state employees manage to donate tremendous amounts of giving to those less fortunate than ourselves. Through SECC, we help people and causes in our local communities, across the nation, and around the world. The 2014 SECC campaign is under way now and runs through December 5.


This year, UTMB has made giving to the SECC even easier for our employees:

  • You may review charities and contribute online at www.utmb.edu/SECC. (No special PINs are needed this year; just use your normal UTMB username and password.) Checks and cash are also welcome.
  • It’s your choice: you can designate your gift to any of hundreds of SECC-approved charitable organizations. Many of us have charities in our local areas that are on the list of those available.

All of the charities on the extensive list are worthwhile ventures and most of us have worked with or witnessed the tremendous amount of good deeds that result from the commitment of these charitable organizations. However, they need funding to help them achieve their missions each year.

This year UTMB has two drawings – both for FitBits. One drawing is for those who contribute prior to Thanksgiving break and the other is at the end of the campaign. All donors receive an SECC lapel pin.

This year’s effort focuses on all the generous hearts at UTMB, with the Tin Man (who so badly wanted a heart) and his friends from the Wizard of Oz as our inspiration. So please take a moment to give to one of these worthy causes.  Any amount will help.

Thanks, Owen


Holiday Closure: Pharmacy Operating Hours

(12/5/14) - Please note that the Pharmacy will be closed on December 24th, 2014 thru December 26th, 2014 in observance of the Christmas Holiday.  Facility staff should review floor stock supplies in advance of the holiday and order accordingly.  If urgent assistance is needed, the on-call pharmacist may be reached for recommendations at 936-436-2093.  Thank you.


Welcome to Correctional Managed Care

(12/5/14) - Please join Region II – Palestine in welcoming our newest employees to Correctional Managed Care.

L-R:  Shanondra Martin, CCA, Bradshaw; Naqueria Polk, CMA, Beto; David Davis, MHCM, Hodge; Christanne Brunner, MCH, Bradshaw; Karen Seitz, MLP, Gurney

(12/5/14) - Please join the Huntsville Area (Region 2) in welcoming the following employees to the exciting world of Correctional Managed Care. Left to Right: Alina Almonte Hernandez, Inpatient Care Pharmacist/CMC Pharmacy, Lynn Mulkey, RN/Estelle, Nancy Morataya, LVN/Polunsky, Dennis Walker, LVN/Estelle, Beverly Armstrong, MLP/Ellis and Millicient Jones, RN/Estelle. Front is Flo Rayon, LVN/Estelle.

(12/5/14) - Please join UTMB Region I (Beeville) in welcoming our December 1, 2014 new hire/rehires to UTMB - CMC.  Jamie Burns, LVN - McConnell;  Dr. Christi Tupa, Physician II - Stevenson;  Pamela Wagner, FNP - Garza; Patti Burkhalter, Dental Hygienist - Lockhart; Lindsay Roschetzky, LVN - Garza, not pictured is Dr. Stanley Morris, Dentist - McConnell.  Welcome All to UTMB – Correctional Managed Care! 


SERVER MIGRATION NOTICE

(12/3/14) - The server migration originally scheduled for tonight has been postponed until next week.  Users will be notified prior to the next scheduled date.

(12/3/14) - Information Services will be migrating the shared data from CMCFS01 and CMC1-NTS servers to the CMC Shared drive on UTMBFS1.  This will allow CMC employees the ability to share documents with each other in a central network location.

Please turn your computer off at the close of business on Wednesday so that there will be no open files during the migration.  When you log in again the following morning, the login script will map the S: drive to the CMC Shared drive (\\UTMBFS1\CMC) and your computer will have a permanent mapping to the S: drive in My Computer.  Attached is a data-map to assist users find folders on the new S: drive in reference from the location on the old servers. 

Here is the new information for the CMC Shared drive:

CMC Shared drive:

If you are not located in CMC and feel you’ve received this communication in error or have any questions or problems, please let me know.

If you need assistance in mapping the drive tomorrow morning, please feel free to call the helpdesk at extension (409) 772-5200.


Employee Advisory Council Elects New Member

(12/3/14) - Congratulations to Angel Morales, LVN – CID Nurse at the Murray Unit, for her recent election to the Employee Advisory Council (EAC) as a new representative for CMC! Also, a big thank you to all the nominees and voters – there were 7 CMC candidates and 672 CMC employees voted in the election!

The EAC is a peer elected group that serves to enhance communication between employees and Executive Leadership. The Council, which is sponsored and endorsed by the Office of the President, works to promote a positive and collaborative work environment that is committed to assessing, prioritizing and communicating employee needs. It also serves as a focus group/advisory panel by providing a feedback loop on broad issues and potential new programs that can impact employees. To learn more about the EAC visit http://blogs.utmb.edu/EAC/.

Elections are held each year to replace members who have served their commitment to the council.  For purposes of representation on the council, the University is grouped into four segments including the Schools, Correctional Managed Care, Hospitals and Clinics, and University Support Areas.  CMC has 3 members on the EAC.  Current CMC representatives include Janet Gonzalez (term will be completed in December 2014), Kevin Moore and Denee’ Robison.


Glossbrenner - “The Spooky Trail”

(12/3/14) - At dusk on October 30, 2014 the back fields of the Glossbrenner Unit were transformed into a land of Zombies wandering the earth.  Gravesites were disrupted; chains rattled and howling could be heard over the plains.  The Zombies could sense the living were coming so they prepared to receive witches, goblins, super heroes and Disney characters, known by day as the employees and their children of the unit (UTMB, TDCJ, Gateway) totaling 200 for the evening.  Enticing their guests to wonder the plains, the Zombies prepared areas of fun and enchantment; face painting, food booth, sweets and treats, picture booth and costume and pumpkin contests.  At the conclusion of the fun and games a tractor arrived inviting the guests to take a ride to the “Spooky Trail”.  Arriving at the entrance of the trial and led by a band of creepy Zombies the invited roamed the 100 yard trail of grave yards, ghosts, werewolves, goblins, and Zombies jumping at them while walking over bridges before returning them to the trailer for a ride back to reality.

The “Spooky Trail is the brain child of Agnes Storgion, LVN, CID whose favorite holiday has always been Halloween.  Under her leadership UTMB, TDCJ and Gateway created a fun and exciting evening enjoyed by all especially the smallest of our guests.


DEPARTURE OF BRYAN SCHNEIDER

(12/2/14) - It is with regret that I have accepted the resignation of Bryan Schneider, DHA, FACHE. Bryan has accepted an opportunity with Kelsey Seybold as the Executive Director of the Ambulatory Surgery Division. Bryan has contributed significantly to several key initiatives within CMC. Most memorable are his restructuring of the patient transportation department and the radiology department. However, he has a profound positive impact on the throughput of specialty clinics during his tenure as the administrator at Hospital Galveston. After Hurricane Ike, Bryan was instrumental in getting the specialty clinics into temporary space at the Carole Young Medical Facility in Texas City, ensuring continuity of care for CMC’s patients. Bryan’s passion for patient care and access to care are beyond reproach and his leadership will be missed at CMC.

Bryan’s last day with CMC will be December 15. Please join me in congratulating Bryan and wishing him the best of luck in his new endeavor.


UTMB-CMC Radiology Quarterly CE Class

(12/2/14) - Texas Correctional Radiology Technologist (TCRT) will have their Quarterly CE Class on Friday, December 12th in conference room at: Ryan’s, 1413 N. Loop 336 W., Conroe, TX  77304, (936)756-2442

Click here for more details.


Region III, Wallace Pack Facility

(12/2/14) - The Facility Management Team would like to announce the Employee of the Month for the Wallace Pack Facility as Amanda Mullins, Certified Medication Aide.  Amanda began with UTMB/CMC on August 13, 2012.  In just 2 years, Amanda has made great strides in exemplifying what “GOING THE EXTRA MILE” is all about within our team.  Amanda actively participates in patient support with a welcoming smile on her face.  She has gone out of her way to ensure that even during busy times in the clinic, all departments are helped.  Amanda made an impression on staff members when she was helping in the clinic flow to the dental department by informing staff that patients were present in the clinic and ready to be seen.  Small efforts of strong communications skills go along way when patient care and clinic flow are crucial in how we operate.  Hats off to our team member on being part of Excellence in Service!


Diabetes Education Fingerstick Log

(12/1/14) - The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee approved a new Diabetes Education Fingerstick Log.  It is posted and may be found on the Offender Education Leaflet webpage.   The handout is designed for the patient to record the result of his/her fingersticks to understand trends, triggers and patterns of hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.  Encouraging the patient to record his/her fingersticks fosters ownership of the disease state and builds a partnership between the patient and provider to more effectively manage blood sugars.  The handout also includes information on the symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, goals of therapy, and diet and commissary tips.  Providers and nursing staff should print the handout 2 sided (front to back) and fold on the dotted lines to make it pocket-sized. Click here for the handout.


Goree Unit Employee of the Month

(12/1/14) - For all who may not know her, Ms. Ruby, NP is one of the most outstanding midlevel providers in Region II.  She is an excellent provider- need we say more…. OK here it goes!

Ms. Ruby always helps her patients to understand how to take better care of themselves, she teaches all who are willing to learn, and works to make a better clinic environment at all times. Often she will assist at other units and will go above and beyond to get the job done.  Many new providers are allowed to train with Ms. Ruby to set them on the right course as they start their careers with UTMB.  Ms. Ruby was recently recognized as the Goree Unit employee of the month and presented a certificate by Warden Gunnels at the Monthly Security Administration Staff Meeting.  We would like all UTMB-CMC to give Ms. Ruby a big round of applause and thank her for a job well done.   
WAY TO GO Ms. Ruby—we appreciate you.


Pharmacy Customer Satisfaction Survey

(12/1/14) - The annual pharmacy customer satisfaction is now available. It is an on-line survey that takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. The survey can be found on the CMCWEB homepage under the link called “CMC Pharmacy Survey”. The survey will be available until the year end and should be completed by no later than January 3, 2015.

Please take a few minutes to evaluate the services provided by the UTMB CMC Department of Pharmacy as it pertains to your facility. The survey is an opportunity for you to voice your opinions, ideas, and concerns privately. The survey cannot be traced back to an individual and you are encouraged to participate and to be honest with your responses. Your input is needed to identify areas that need improvement.

Your time and feedback are sincerely appreciated. Thanks in advance.


HAPPY THANKSGIVING

(11/26/14) - As Thanksgiving draws near, we wanted to take a moment to express how thankful we are for the many committed and caring CMC employees that we work with each and every day. Please take a moment this Thanksgiving to appreciate each other and the good things we have that are so often taken for granted. In addition, please offer thanks for this great nation we live in and the ideals of democracy and freedom we all enjoy. For those of you working, we offer a special thanks for your commitment and dedication.

We hope you and your family have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

CMC Senior Leadership:

Owen Murray

Steve Alderman

Kelly Coates

Beverly Echols

Gary Eubanks

Billy Horton

Charlotte Kearney

Alison McLellan

Jane Moultrie

Susan Morris

Judy Norris

Olugbenga Ojo

Joe Penn

John Pulvino

Bryan Schneider

Monte Smith

Jesse Seelbach

Steve Smock

Tony Williams

Stephanie Zepeda

Veronica KwartengAmaning


Implementation of Masking Requirements for Unvaccinated Healthcare Workers

(11/24/14) - Influenza season has begun.  Therefore, healthcare workers and other employees who have patient contact and who have not been immunized with the influenza vaccine for the 2014-2015 must start wearing surgical masks while at work beginning today, November 24, 2014.  While signing a declination form does mean you are compliant with IHOP policy 03.07.07, masking is required because this is risk reduction and is not a punitive measure.  Masks must be worn while at work until the end of the flu season, which is the time at which no further cases are occurring. 

Click here to view the entire memo from Dr. Owen Murray regarding Implementation of Masking Requirements for Unvaccinated Healthcare Workers.


IS/IT LEADERSHIP UPDATE

(11/20/14) - The IS CMC Tech Ops team has had two recent additions.

  1. Dr. Jane Moultrie is the Chief Medical Information Officer.  This role, which is new to CMC, is intended to help ensure clinical systems are optimized for you, the end users.  UTMB has had a CMIO for quite a few years now and the role has been very successful in ensuring customer satisfaction with the clinical systems, so we’re confident Dr. Moultrie can help provide that same success in CMC.  Dr Moultrie has been with CMC for 19 years and has worked as a Unit Medical Director and Regional Medical Director prior to being named CMIO.  She attended medical school and completed residency at Northwestern University in Chicago and is board certified in Internal Medicine.  She brings several years of medical expertise, as well as EMR use and understanding, to her new role.
  2. Jesse Seelbach is the Director, IS CMC Tech Ops.   Jesse has been at UTMB for over 18 years and has held multiple positions; some of his previous positions include Clerk III, Clinic Manager, Operational Projects & Planning Manager, and Director of Business Operations, Facilities & Emergency Planning.  Jesse earned a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and a Masters in Business Administration both from the University of Houston – Clear Lake.   Jesse brings several years of successful personnel and project management to his new role.

Working together, Dr. Moultrie, Jesse, and the entire IS CMC Tech Ops team are committed to providing excellent customer service and IT/IS support to help you better meet your daily work-related needs.

IS CMC Tech Ops has been busily working on the queue of projects.  Some of them that have received a great deal of attention lately are:

  • Speed! — Several units are dealing with far less bandwidth than most of us have in our homes.   We are looking at ways to remedy these problems.   Most of these issues stem from the local IT providers who aren’t currently able to provide more than T1 lines, but we are working on some possible Federal funding opportunities that will hopefully assist the local IT providers and CMC with some much needed improved bandwidth.   We hear your pain and we are working on it.  Hang in there.
  • Streamlining processes to free up staff.  We have been looking at several departments with a goal of streamlining the work flow so that work is done faster and with less redundancy.  Inpatient, referral, non-formulary request, chain in, and med renewal processes are some of the things that we plan on reviewing in hopes of improving.
  • Documents from EPIC – We are receiving a feed from EPIC consisting of radiologic study readings and discharge summaries on patients who have been admitted to HG.   These documents are automatically landing in the patients’ charts.  We are hoping to have specialty clinic notes transfer in the future as well.
  • Thanks for using the IT project request form that was implemented earlier this year.  It has made it much easier to track projects and help ensure projects are prioritized appropriately to aide in scheduling our resources.  In the coming months there will be a new project management system, Eclipse, implemented so be on the lookout for additional information regarding this new system.

As you have ideas on how we can better support you, please don’t hesitate to let us know.  We look forward to continuing to work with all of you!


Welcome to Correctional Managed Care

(11/20/14) - Please join UTMB- CMC, Region III - Beaumont in welcoming our newest employees hired on 11/17/2014. (L-R) Machelle Sanders (rehire), LVN, Plane Unit; Fredrick Gistarb, CCA, Plane Unit.

(11/20/14) - Please join the Huntsville Area (Region 2) in welcoming the following employees to the exciting world of Correctional Managed Care. Left to Right: Oluwatoyin Olaosebikan, LVN/Wynne, Cherie O'Neal, LVN/Duncan, Kalon McMillion, LVN/Wallace Pack, Tammy Milum, CCA/Estelle, Leah Foley, PCT/Estelle and Adrienne Humphrey, CCA/Wynne.

(11/20/14) - Please join Region II – Palestine in welcoming our newest employees to Correctional Managed Care. L-R:  Kishanda Jackson, CMA, Bradshaw; Samantha Milton, CMA, Coffield; Amy Bivins, LVN, Bridgeport; Natashia Davison, CMA, Michael, Ken Handley, Dentist, Skyview

(11/20/14) - Please join us in welcoming the following to UTMB CMC Region 1, Gatesville.  L to R: Kirsten Miller - Mental Health Clinician – Hughes; Keisha Stout - LVN - Bartlett

(11/20/14) - Please join Region 3 Houston District in welcoming these new employees to Correctional Managed Care.

11/3/14: L-R – Tanver Mazumder - Vocational Nurse at Jester I, Asha Mathew – Nurse Clinician III OP at Darrington, Darchel Richards – Mental Health Clinician at Darrington and Olusola Adewoye - Nurse Clinician III OP at Darrington.

11/17/14: L-R – John Stephenson – Correctional Clinical Associate at Ramsey and Clarice Earls – Correctional Clinical Associate at Jester III


Drug Shortage of Antipyrine/Benzocaine Otic Drops, 15 ml

(11/17/14) - There is a current manufacturer shortage of antipyrine/benzocaine otic drops, 15 ml.  The estimated availability is in early February 2015.  Effective immediately, no new orders will be allowed.  Carbamide Peroxide 6.5% otic solution, 15 ml is available on the CMC Formulary as a clinic use item and nurse protocol agent and may be used for ear wax removal.    Oral formulary analgesics are available for otic pain associated with otitis media. 

 


Important Drug Recall:   Vancomycin Hydrochloride Sterile Powder 1 Gram Injection Recall by Hospira

(11/17/14) - Hospira, Inc. is recalling the following lots of Vancomycin 1 Gram Hydrochloride for Injection, USP identified below due to the potential for the tray to be mislabeled as Marcaine™ 0.75% (bupivacaine HCl Injection, USP). Hospira has confirmed one customer report of one tray being mislabeled.  The vial labels and shipping container labels are properly marked as Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection, USP, equivalent to 1 gram Vancomycin (Sterile Powder).  The lot number and expiration date on the tray is the same as the vial and shipping container labels and is for Vancomycin Hydrochloride.

Vancomycin injection is a white to tan lyophilized powder which requires reconstitution with Sterile Water for Injection. Marcaine HCL is a clear and colorless solution ready to use in a single-dose vial.  If the wrong solution is selected and administered to a patient, the potential for harm can be significant, including hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylactic shock in susceptible patients and/or ototoxicity, nephrotoxicity, DRESS, Stevens Johnson Syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, vasculitis, and agranulocytosis. To date, Hospira has not received reports of any adverse events associated with this issue for these lots.

Product 

NDC Number

Lot

 Expiration Date

Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection, USP, Equivalent to 1 g Vancomycin (Sterile Powder)

0409-6533-01

43-240-DD 

1JUL2016

44-205-DD 

1AUG2016

44-455-DD 

1AUG2016

44-460-DD

1AUG2016

44-465-DD

1AUG2016

Please check your inventory and immediately stop use and quarantine any affected product.  All returned product must be placed in a container separate from any other returns or medications.  Products should be clearly marked as recalled and a copy of this recall notification should be returned with the drugs. 

The unit name, contact person, and contact’s telephone number must be included with the recalled product in order to receive credit. Please send the recalled product to the Pharmacy attention: Jeri Callahan.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program either online, by regular mail or by fax. 

We appreciate your timely assistance in this matter. 

Unit Name:                                                       

Contact Person:                                                 

Contact’s Telephone Number:                           


Pharmacy Holiday Closure

(11/17/14) - Please note that the Pharmacy will be closed on November 27 - 28, 2014 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Facility staff should review floor stock supplies in advance of the holiday and order accordingly.  If urgent assistance is needed, the on-call pharmacist may be reached for recommendations at 936-436-2093.


Courier Holiday Schedule

(11/17/14) - UTMB-CMC Courier Services will be closed on the following dates in observation of the UTMB institutional holiday (s).

Thursday November 27, 2014 - Thanksgiving Day
Friday November 28, 2014 - Day After Thanksgiving

December 24, 2014 - Day Before Christmas
December 25, 2014 - Christmas Day
December 26, 2014 - Day After Christmas

Thursday January 1, 2015 - New Year's Day


Vancomycin Hydrochloride Injection Shortage

(11/17/14) - There is currently a national shortage of vancomycin hydrochloride injection.  The Pharmacy has a very limited supply on hand and available drug is being allocated by the manufacturers.  The Pharmacy is expected to receive a small shipment next week.  Units should not stockpile vancomycin injection.  The Pharmacy will be prioritizing stock orders for RMFs and units with patients actively requiring treatment.  Providers are encouraged to avoid unnecessary prescribing of vancomycin.  Should you have any patient specific questions or concerns related to antibiotic prescribing, please contact your respective clinical pharmacist. 


CMC INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

(11/13/14) - CMC Senior leadership, in collaboration with UTMB campus, has created a policy that is designed to address the issues that continually arise during inclement weather events. Click here to view the policy. Please review for details on how to operationally handle these events in the future.


Sanders Estes Unit

(11/13/14) - October was a great month for cancer awareness and for celebration at the Estes unit.  Ms. Cornish coordinated with the other Northern Units to order pink UTMB T-Shirts in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Through out the month of October, staff wore a variety of pink clothing and/or accessories.  The unit based W.I.C. (Women In Corrections) had "pink out days" in which pink ribbons and pink cupcakes were passed out to all employees. The Health Services Staff had a pink treat day in medical with all kinds of pink goodies ranging from pink deviled eggs, pink alfredo w/pasta, pink popcorn balls, pink lemonade cake and pink ham sandwiches to name a few.  We discussed Domestic Violence Awareness, including some of its signs and how to help someone in need.  Let's not forget BOSS' DAY! We truly admire our Unit Management Team that we have in medical.  Ms. Iredell is our fantastic practice/nurse manager.  She works so hard to keep things running smoothly in the clinic.  Dr. Joshi is our great M.D. and always has a something positive to say.  Dr. Pope is our awesome dentist.  He is a man of few words but has a big smile and a big heart to match.  Ms. Lilley took time out of her busy schedule from covering the mental health needs of all four northern units to visit our unit. It's always a special treat for us to have her visit and share her wisdom and insight with us.  We had an Italian Luncheon to show our gratitude on Boss' Day.  We ended the month with a Halloween Brunch for the medical and security staff.  It was awesome to see the different departments work together to make this happen!  UTMB and MTC are an amazing team and enjoy joint celebrations whenever possible. 


Employee Advisory Council Election - Cast your vote today!

(11/10/14) - The Employee Advisory Council (EAC) election is open through December 1, 2014. Now is your chance to vote for an EAC representative for Correctional Managed Care.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to select your colleague of choice to represent you!  CMC candidates are listed below.

  • Michael Cole, DDS
  • Tanya Lawson, MHA
  • Manuel Lozano, Jr., MHC, LPC
  • Blanca Major
  • Angel Morales, LVN
  • Pinkee Patel, MBA
  • Jamecia Smith-Rice

To view bios and photos for each candidate, visit the EAC webpage  (https://blogs.utmb.edu/eac/) and click on “Correctional Managed Care Candidates.”
Please click VOTE  (https://www.utmb.edu/OLT/Login.asp) to cast your vote today! 


Eastham’s Employee of the Quarter

(11/10/14) - Eastham Unit’s Melanie Alvarado has been selected as Medical Employee of the Quarter.  Ms Alvarado is an import from Germany where she grew up and mastered many languages such as French, Spanish, Greek, English and of course German.  She has always wanted to be involved in healthcare with an ambition to work in corrections as an adult and geriatric nurse practitioner.   She feels like her dream came true and is happily providing care with a caring and cheerful attitude.  Ms Alvarado is the nurse practitioner for Eastham and she expects to have a long satisfied career with CMC.


Great American Smokeout – Nov. 20

(11/7/14) - This year, the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout is Thursday, November 20. The event, marking its 39th anniversary, promotes efforts to help smokers kick the habit. It is an opportunity to join the thousands of people across Texas and the United States who will quit tobacco use for 24 hours.

By quitting – even for one day – smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life. Though quitting is hard, you can increase your chances of success with help. The Commit to Quit (CTQ) program, which is offered at no cost to UTMB employees, is available to assist you with a plan of action to quit smoking.

The purpose of the CTQ program is to provide appropriate interventions to individuals based on their readiness to change their tobacco use. The program follows the Clinical Practice Guidelines on Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence and utilizes specific strategies grounded in the Relapse Prevention Model.

Patrice Houston, a certified tobacco treatment specialist, is available to collaborate with you on a plan of action to meet your needs based on your readiness at the time you contact the CTQ program. Based on your location, program assistance may be provided in person, over the phone, or through email correspondence. 

Whether you smoke cigarettes or use other tobacco products, please contact Patrice at (409) 747-5324 or hr.wellnessforlife@utmb.edu to begin a journey toward a healthier, tobacco-free lifestyle. 


Welcome To Correctional Managed Care

(11/7/14) - Please join Region II – Palestine in welcoming our newest employees to Correctional Managed Care.

L-R:  Christyl McCartney, CMA, Coffield; Patricia Welke, CMA, Beto; Trisha Cook, LVN, Beto; Danny Longoria, CCA, Cole.

(11/7/14) - Please join us in welcoming the following new employees to UTMB CMC Region VI Gatesville.

L to R:  William Gardner - Mental Health Manager – Woodman, Phillip Ludwig - Mental Health Manager – Hughes, Kimberly Dietze - NCIII - Hobby

(11/7/14) - Please join the Huntsville Area (Region 2) in welcoming the following employees to the exciting world of Correctional Managed Care. Top Row: Katie Pichotta, Dialysis PCT/Estelle and Mildred Shaver, LVN/Wynne. Middle Row: Joshua McDonald, LVN/Ferguson, Marianne Morrison, Finance Specialist I/CMC Pharmacy, Sharon Regini, Stores Clerk II/CMC Pharmacy and Linda Shaw, LVN/Eastham. Bottom Row: Courtney Miller, PCT/Estelle, Jane Muchoki, CMA/Estelle, Temitope Omeye, PCT/Estelle and James Wilder, Sr. Respiratory Therapist/Estelle.

(11/7/14) - Please join UTMB- CMC, Region III - Beaumont in welcoming our newest employees hired on 11/3/2014.

(L-R) Erica Bloodworth, LVN, Henley; Barbara Charles, LVN, Hightower; Lauretta Onwukwe, Mid-Level Practitioner, Stiles; and Napolean Thomas, LVN, Lewis.

(11/7/14) - Please join Region 3 Houston District HR in welcoming these new employees to the challenging world of Correctional Managed Care.

L-R – Tanver Mazumder - Vocational Nurse at Jester III, Asha Mathew - Nurse Clinician III at Darrington, Darchel Richards – Mental health Clinician at Darrington, Olusola Adewoye – Nurse Clinician III at Darrington


Security Search Procedure Reminder

(11/6/14) - Due to several recent issues with security searches, TDCJ has requested that we ensure all staff entering their facilities are reminded of the information below.  Please share with your managers for distribution.

TDCJ security searches are done to ensure there is no contraband coming into the unit.    

Recently, there have been several issues with bobby pins in hair.   TDCJ has asked that all CMC employees be reminded that metal bobby pins in your hair will not be allowed to clear security.  There are plastic bobby pins now available for use.  In addition, there may be times that you are requested to “unpin” or take your hair down by the searching officer or supervisor. 

It is expected that all CMC employees comply with security search requests to avoid the possibility of your security clearance being revoked for failing to cooperate with security searches.    Thanks


EPIC-CONTINUITY OF CARE

(11/5/14) - We have gone live with the EPIC-CONTINUITY OF CARE import program.  The first batch of documents has been successfully imported into PEARL patient charts on our production database.  To locate the documents from EPIC, open the Hospital Galveston Documents chart section in Pearl.


Ebola Policy and FAQs

(11/5/14) - Below, is the new Ebola policy and frequently asked questions (FAQs) for all UTMB employees. 

Click here to view the Ebola Policy and Frequently Asked Questions


Beaumont Complex Employee of the Month for October 2014

(11/5/14) - Ms. Evelyn Brindley, RN was the Beaumont Complex Employee of the Month for October. Ms. Brindley has been a UTMB employee for the last 6 years and has done an outstanding job at the Leblanc Unit as the charge nurse. Ms. Brindley comes to work with a “can do” attitude and is a great team leader. She did a great job leading the medical staff during a recent disaster drill in which the Wardens and Major were very impressed with the medical response. Ms. Brindley’s peers and supervisor would say that she is always pleasant and helpful under even the most stressful situations. Keep up the great work, Ms. Brindley! We are glad to have you on our team!


Jester Complex Halloween

(11/5/14) - On Friday, October 31, 2014,  the Jester Complex had a little fun. We put on those good Halloween Hats and made a few people laugh!

We had lots of witches,  a spider,  Mickey Mouse,  a devil, several wizards, a mad hatter, a Texan bull, and bunches of homemade hats. It was a good time for everyone.  


Pharmacy Customer Satisfaction Survey

(11/5/14) - The annual pharmacy customer satisfaction is now available. It is an on-line survey that takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. The survey can be found on the CMCWEB homepage under the link called “CMC Pharmacy Survey”. The survey will be available until the year end and should be completed by no later than January 3, 2015.

Please take a few minutes to evaluate the services provided by the UTMB CMC Department of Pharmacy as it pertains to your facility. The survey is an opportunity for you to voice your opinions, ideas, and concerns privately. The survey cannot be traced back to an individual and you are encouraged to participate and to be honest with your responses. Your input is needed to identify areas that need improvement.

Your time and feedback are sincerely appreciated. Thanks in advance.


Upcoming Educational Lunch and Learn Program

(11/4/14) - Sponsored by:  UTMB CMC Virology Department & TEXAS/OKLAHOMA AIDS EDUCATION AND TRAINING CENTER

“Opportunistic Infections”

** CEUs have been approved for: CME, and CNE **

Designation Statements
CME Certification: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
        
Physicians can be awarded up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per session.

CNE Accreditation: University of Texas Medical Branch Continuing Nursing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1.0 contact hour.

Date:   November 20, 2014
Time:  12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Speaker: Philip Keiser, M.D., UTMB Professor, Division of Infectious Disease; International HIV Program & Clinic Director, Co-Director & Principle Investigator for Dallas Central AIDS Education and Training Center

Format:  Levin Hall in Galveston or via TeleHealth

Program Overview: This presentation will describe Opportunistic Infections associated with HIV. Valuable information regarding guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of these Opportunistic Infections will be discussed, as well as treatment complications. Please join us to update your knowledge of these infections and the importance of treatment.

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Happy Radiologic Technology Week!

(11/4/14) - National Radiologic Technology Week is celebrated annually during the week of November 3rd through 9th. It commemorates the vital work of medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals across America and the role they play in providing a safe environment and quality patient care.  It also celebrates the anniversary of the x-ray’s discovery by Wilhem Conrad  Roentgen on November 8th, 1895.

We recognize and appreciate each Radiology staff member for their contributions to CMC; the difference you make is extraordinary. Keep up the good work!

Click Here For Fun Facts About Radiology History


Holiday Closure Pharmacy Operating Hours

(11/3/14) - Please note that the Pharmacy will be closed on November 11th, 2014 in observance of the Veterans Day Holiday.  Facility staff should review floor stock supplies in advance of the holiday and order accordingly.  If urgent assistance is needed, the on-call pharmacist may be reached for recommendations at 936-436-2093.             


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