Five UT Health Science Center employees honored for providing excellent service to patients
Wednesday, June 29, 2011Five employees of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler recently were honored for providing exceptional service to patients.
Three employees have received the Patient First Award for providing outstanding customer service to UTHSCT patients. They are Mona Crow, a physical therapist assistant in Rehabilitation Services; Sue Walker, a customer service representative in Volunteer Services; and Randy Wright, a guard with UTHSCT Police.
In addition, Mitchell Francis, RN, an outpatient nurse in the Pediatric Clinic, and Mary Starling, RN, an inpatient nurse in Fifth Floor, Nursing, received the Outstanding Caregiver Award for providing excellent patient care.
The awards are funded by an endowment created by Ralph and Mary Prince to reward UTHSCT employees for providing outstanding patient care. 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.
For more than 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UTHSCT’s annual operating budget of $125 million represents a major economic impact of over $287 million to the Northeast Texas region. In FY 2010, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research were awarded 75 competitive grants and contracts totaling more than $14 million. As the academic health science center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education program – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond.