Two UTHCT employees achieve distinction

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Two employees of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler recently achieved distinction in their respective fields. They are Marty Partida, a respiratory therapist in Respiratory/Pulmonary Services, and Anna Robinson, risk management/privacy official.

Partida recently was elected to the post of president-elect of the Texas Society for Respiratory Care. This past year, he served on the society’s board of directors and was president of the North Region, named 2005 Region of the Year by the society.

Partida, a registered respiratory therapist, has been with the Health Center since September 2004. He has a master’s degree in hospital administration and is the current chairman for the Tyler Junior College Advisory Committee for the AAS Respiratory Care Degree Program.

The society has more than 3,200 members from across the state and represents the interests of the over 10,000 respiratory therapists in Texas. Its purpose is to improve the quality of patient care, develop regional education programs, advance the science of respiratory care, and encourage cooperation between various health care providers and organizations.

Robinson, a registered nurse, recently was promoted to risk management/privacy official from her job as quality administrator in the Quality and Medical Staff Services Department. She will assist Dr. Patricia Blair, UTHSCT vice president and university counsel.

Robinson, who joined UTHSCT in 2003, has a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in health law. She is a certified professional in health care risk management and a member of the American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers. Robinson is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

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