Five UT Health Science Center employees honored for providing excellent service to patients
Tuesday, August 28, 2012Five employees of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler recently were honored for providing exceptional service to patients.
Monya Rucker, patient advocate; Tina Sigler, a coding specialist in Coding and Audit; and Agnes Williams, a medical transcriptionist in Radiology, received the Ralph and Mary Prince Patient First Award for providing outstanding customer service to UTHSCT patients.
In addition, Dana Clark, RN, a certified wound and ostomy care nurse in the Wound Clinic, and Margie Bass, RN, an inpatient discharge nurse on the Fifth Floor, received the Ralph and Mary Prince Outstanding Caregiver Award for providing excellent patient care.
The awards are funded by an endowment created by Ralph and Mary Prince. 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 plaques that list the winners of each award.
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 for the Northeast Texas region. Since 2002, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research have been awarded more than $120 million in research dollars. As the academic health science center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond. UTHSCT is also the program sponsor of the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.