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

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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

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

They are: Don Kessel, a client services analyst in Information Technology; Denise Dieppa, a supervisor in Central Registration; and Lisa Whisenhunt, a radiologic specialty tech in Radiology.

In addition, Sharon Stevens, an inpatient 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 $12 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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