Patient Care

Nancy Davis
Combining care with kindnessBy Jan Jarvis Daniel Morales came into the world too early and too small. He didn’t get enough oxygen during birth. He had brain damage and cerebral palsy. Nancy Davis first spotted him when he was 3 years old and attending a special education pre-kindergarten class where she was a school psychologist. She could not get Read More »

Nov 13, 2015

DALE AKERS patient safety
Confronting the problem of medical errors at Patient Safety SummitBy Betsy Friauf   Dale Akers lost a rib to a medical error. Register now Leading Innovation in Patient Safety: Best Practices and Global Strategies Summit An incorrect diagnosis led a surgeon to remove one of his ribs in the mistaken belief it would cure the pain in Akers’ chest and abdomen and his debilitating Read More »

Oct 19, 2015

Falls Prevention program UNTHSC
Falls prevention takes the stage with UNTHSC helping lead the wayGrandma fell twice. She wasn’t badly hurt, but her family was shaken. Nicoleta Bugnariu knew what to do. She used her physical therapy expertise to create a rigorous exercise program for her “Bunica,” Romanian for “grandmother.” Dr. Bugnariu, PT, PhD, Associate Dean at UNT Health Science Center, chairs the Falls Prevention Task Force of the Read More »

Sep 18, 2015

SHELLEY LONG FC
A diagnosis, and then a deliveryThirty-five weeks pregnant with twins, Shelley Long had grown accustomed to the endless aches and pains of a multiple pregnancy. But the throbbing in her right calf worried her. She reported the leg pain to medical staff twice during visits to a hospital to have her blood pressure monitored, but was told the discomfort was Read More »

Aug 5, 2015

YURVATI SURGERY FC
Yurvati changes lives by listening to the patientAlbert H. Yurvati, DO, knows their life stories. The International Harvester designer’s granddaughter, driving a restored ’64 Scout, broadsided on her 50th birthday and in pain for so long she wondered if life was worth living. The teenage basketball star, benched with chronic pain while her team headed for a state title, told by her Read More »

Jul 30, 2015

Janice Knebl with Patient FC
Fort Worth team to focus on improving health care for older residentsUNT Health Science Center will team up with JPS Health Network, Texas Christian University and the United Way’s Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County to transform geriatric care in North Texas by improving medical training and health-care delivery for the region’s rapidly growing population of older residents. The unique collaboration is among initiatives in Read More »

Jul 21, 2015

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Building partnerships for children’s healthThe UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health and Texas Prevention Institute took their third “Research Schmooze” out to the community when they recently partnered with the Cook Children’s Center for Children’s Health for a networking event. The purpose was to network on topics impacting early childhood development, mental health, obesity/healthy lifestyle, oncology and Read More »

Jun 29, 2015

DALE AKERS FC
Putting Dad back in the gameTeamwork matters to Dale Akers. Husband, dad to two sons, baseball player and coach – he’s been there and done what it takes to help a team beat a problem. And a problem he did have. Years of pain in his chest and abdomen and debilitating shortness of breath confounded one physician after another. “It Read More »

Jun 19, 2015

PEDIATRIC MOBILE UNIT FC
An anniversary of serviceWhen Cesar Ramirez came down with a case of strep throat, his mother grappled with the decision of where to seek medical treatment. Cesar, 13, is among the 75,000 Tarrant County children whose families don’t have medical insurance. His school nurse told his mother, Maria Rodriguez, that she should take her ailing son to UNTHSC’s Read More »

Jun 18, 2015

GINA ESPARZA FC1
A big difference for a little girlThree months is a long wait for a skin doctor if you’re a preschooler with bleeding eczema, asthma, acid reflux and 33 allergies. And out-of-pocket is a lot to pay if you’re the single mother who discovers your insurance is no longer accepted. These were a few of the challenges facing Gina Esparza and her Read More »

May 15, 2015