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Misty Wilburn Daisy Award Recipient

Jacksonville, Texas (May 14, 2021) — Misty Wilburn, RN, with UT Health Jacksonville, was selected by UT Health East Texas as a DAISY Award winner.

“This award is for nurses who provide excellent patient care,” said Michael Hales, UT Health Jacksonville chief nursing officer. “While many people are excellent nurses, when someone takes the time to write about their experience – that’s special.”

Nurses may be nominated by patients, families and colleagues and the award recipient is chosen by a committee at UT Health East Texas. Wilburn received a formal nomination from...

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Wynter Liles Daisy Award

Athens, Texas (May 5, 2021) — Lauren Mayer, RN, with UT Health Athens, and Wyntr Liles, RN, with UT Health Cedar Creek Lake, were selected by UT Health East Texas as DAISY Award winners.

“This award is for nurses who provide excellent patient care,” said Kevin Jablonski, UT Health Athens chief nursing officer. “While many people are excellent nurses, when someone takes the time to write about their experience – that’s special.”

Nurses may be nominated by patients, families and colleagues and the award recipient is chosen by a committee at UT Health East Texas. Both...

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UT Health East Texas Physicians on Monday will open a COVID-19 Recovery Clinic at UT Health North Campus Tyler that is designed to treat patients who have recovered from COVID-19 but continue to experience lingering health issues.

At the clinic, a multidisciplinary team will screen, assess, treat and provide referrals for patients who continue to experience negative health effects from COVID-19. The team includes representatives from pulmonary and critical care medicine, physical therapy,...

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Tyler, Texas (May 4, 2021) — UT Health North Campus Tyler was named one of the World’s Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek magazine.

The acclaimed publication evaluated hospitals in 25 countries around the world this year and ranked UT Health North Campus Tyler 186 out of 334 hospitals. 

“Awards such as this reflect our commitment to creating a better healthcare experience for our patients and their loved ones, and underscore our dedication to providing world-class care, close to home,” said Cody Boyd, CEO of UT Health North Campus Tyler. “However, this is not really...

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Tyler, Texas (April 29, 2021) — UT Health Tyler, UT Health North Campus Tyler and UT Health Jacksonville maintained an 'A' rating in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the hospitals' achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an 'A,' 'B,' 'C,' 'D' or 'F' grade to...

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Stroke remains the leading cause of death among all Americans, with more than 795,000 people in the United States experiencing a stroke annually. Many risk factors of stroke can be treated, modified or controlled; however, some cannot.

These are called controllable vs. uncontrollable risk factors:

Controllable Risk Factors

  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • Heart disease
  • ...
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Tune in as Dr. Saima Zafar, board-certified cardiologist at UT Health East Texas Physicians Athens, discusses risk assessment and prevention of heart disease.

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Dr. Saima Zafar, board-certified cardiologist at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Athens shares the importance of knowing your numbers for your heart health. Visit UTHealthEastTexas.com/HeartMonth for more information.

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Dr. Saima Zafar, board-certified cardiologist at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Athens discusses the importance of quitting smoking. Visit UTHealthEastTexas.com/HeartMonth for more information.

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Dr. Saima Zafar, board-certified cardiologist at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Athens discusses exercise tips. Visit UTHealthEastTexas.com/HeartMonth for more information.

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