Patient Care

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SaferCare Texas making health care safer for patientsBy Jan Jarvis Complicated medical literature, stacks of discharge orders and convoluted prescriptions can frustrate patients and lead to costly hospitalizations or even death. SaferCare Texas, a team of interprofessional patient safety experts, wants to change that landscape by giving patients information they understand, simplifying medical forms and teaching healthcare providers how to communicate more Read More »

Dec 18, 2018

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For pharmacy class, a lesson in living with HIVBy Jan Jarvis   Shelia Neal can’t recall much of what happened on the day she learned she was HIV positive because of the sheer shock of it all. But one thing stands out. “Until then, I had never had a doctor bend down and look at me eye-to-eye,” she said. “But she did, and Read More »

Dec 12, 2018

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UNTHSC honored for best practices in serving older adultsBy Eric Parker   The UNT Health Science Center Clinical Practice Group is the first health care organization in Fort Worth to be recognized as an Age Friendly Certified Business. As a result, the UNTHSC Center for Geriatrics will help educate other health care organizations to integrate best practices in serving patients. The recognition follows Read More »

Oct 29, 2018

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New honor for old cowboyBy Jan Jarvis   J.W. Stoker has spent most of his life either in the saddle or flipping out of it as stunt man and trick rider. But his latest accomplishment has the nonagenarian standing on solid ground. This spring the Parker County Committee on Aging honored him by declaring a J.W. Stoker Day. Stoker, Read More »

Aug 7, 2018

Cruz Ramos has prosthetic finger for baseball
Pitch-perfect prostheticsBy Alex Branch   An escalator accident severed Cruz Ramos’ index finger when he was a child, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a talented baseball player. He discovered in youth league that by adjusting his grip and putting spin on the ball, he could make most of the same throws as his teammates. Read More »

Jun 7, 2018

Jennifer Fix, PharmD helps in Hepatitis C Clinic
Hepatitis C clinic shows future of pharmacyBy:Jan Jarvis   The medications cost close to $100,000, but they cure hepatitis C in 12 weeks or less. And yet, some patients leave this costly prescription unused in their medicine cabinet. A phone call from pharmacist Jennifer Fix, PharmD, can turn things around and get patients on a path towards a cure for this Read More »

Jun 6, 2018

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From a family’s heartbreak comes hard patient safety lessonsBy Jan Jarvis   For a brief moment, 13-year-old Quinn Kott seemed to bounce back from whatever was racking his body, causing nausea, garbled speech and loss of consciousness. He had spent more than two hours slumped in a wheelchair at Hill Country Memorial Hospital’s emergency room in Fredericksburg, Texas, where the staff was inattentive Read More »

Feb 12, 2018

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Patient Safety Summit shares innovations inspired by tragediesBy Jan Jarvis Lessons learned from tragedy – both in the skies and on the ground – will be addressed during UNT Health Science Center’s third annual Patient Safety Summit starting Thursday at the Fort Worth Club. During the third annual summit on the “Ethical Imperative of Highly Reliable and Safe Patient Care,” participants will Read More »

Feb 7, 2018

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46 UNTHSC physicians named to Top Docs listsBy Jan Jarvis   Forty-six UNT Health Science Center physicians have been recognized as Top Doctors, as selected by their peers for listings in Texas Monthly, Fort Worth Magazine and 360 West. Three UNTHSC physicians from Geriatrics have been recognized as Super Doctors by Texas Monthly. In addition, two physicians from Family Medicine were named Read More »

Jan 18, 2018

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An advocate for better geriatric careBy Jan Jarvis   Janice Knebl, DO, recently focused attention on the shortage of health care professionals trained to meet the growing elderly population when she testified at the U.S. Capitol before the Congressional Sub-Committee on Health. But Dr. Knebl’s presentation did more than show a need to fund federal programs to train a health Read More »

Sep 28, 2017