Five UT Health Science Center employees honored for providing excellent service to patients

Monday, February 23, 2009

Five employees of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler recently were honored for providing exceptional service to patients.

Four employees received the Patient First Award for providing outstanding customer service to UTHSCT patients.

They are (from left in photo) Mary Brittain, a nurse clinician in the Gastroenterology Clinic; Linda Rush, a customer care associate in Community-wide Scheduling; Lori Andrews, a senior physical therapist in Rehabilitation Services; and Carol Henson, director of Case Management. In addition, Gabe Saenz (in center of photo), a nurse clinician in the Intensive Care Unit, received the Outstanding Caregiver Award for providing excellent patient care.

Award-winners are chosen based upon recommendations from grateful patients and/or UTHSCT employees. In appreciation for a job well done, each winner receives a $500 cash award.

Their names also will be added to the Patient First or Outstanding Caregiver plaques located in UTHSCT’s main lobby.

The awards are funded by an endowment created by Ralph and Mary Prince to reward UTHSCT employees for providing outstanding patient care.

For 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatments, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. With an operating budget of more than $125 million and biomedical research funding that exceeds $10 million annually, UTHSCT has a major economic impact on East Texas. Its two medical residency programs – in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities in East Texas and beyond.

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