Highlighting Innovation and Collaboration at TTUHSC
The new vision at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) aims to transform health care through innovation and collaboration. The vision is not only about the biggest names in science and leadership—everyone plays a vital role.
Below are some of the individuals who have been recognized by others within the TTUHSC community for upholding the university’s values-based culture while shaping the future of health care for our institution.
CIO Vince Fell - Helping resolve a fiber cut
On August 27, there was an unexpected fiber cut in front of the UMC that led to a network shutdown for TTUHSC and beyond. TTUHSC, the TTU system and TTU communication services were all affected. Many who were working that day remember the confusion that surrounded this fiber cut, but Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology Vince Fell was at the forefront of the movement to resolve the issues and restore our network.
Fell spoke about the state of events at the following HSC Huddle--commending the groups involved and describing the incident as a “case study in teamwork.” Competitive vendors worked together to make what was described as a 2-week project reach its goal in 48.5 hours.
Dean Michael Evans and Dean Dawndra Sechrist - Adapting curriculums for the COVID-19 Pandemic
When the pandemic hit West Texas in the spring of 2020, the schools at TTUHSC were left with many unresolved questions. No one knew when there would be more in-person classes, or how to best teach the technical practices so necessary for the education of advanced health care. School of Nursing Dean Michael Evans, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN and School of Health Professions Dean Dawndra Sechrist, OTR, Ph.D., both stepped up as exceptional innovators in shaping and adapting their respective curriculums to fit the new COVID-19 environment.
Evans is a 2020 Texas Nurses Association Leader and Grover E. Murray Professor and Sechrist is the former director of the Master of Occupational Therapy program at TTUHSC. Both of their contributions of flexible and creative thinking minimized the pressure and strangeness for TTUHSC students who are trying to learn and grow into health care professionals during a pandemic.
Anna M. McGregor - Spearheading innovative coding collaboration and education
As a past institutional advancement development director and a 33-year member of the TTUHSC family, Anna M. McGregor, CLP, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CEMC, CEMA is currently the director for coding integrity for the School of Medicine. Their department upholds values-based culture in their aim to “support Texas Tech Physicians through interdepartmental relationships, coding collaborations and education.” Their vision is to bring innovative coding technology and process to Texas Tech Physicians while enhancing productivity and quality, strengthening the individual coder’s experience.
TTUHSC Celebration of Life Service was held March 25th in remembrance of Tom McGovern, Ed.D.
TTUHSC has been named as a Military Friendly® School for 2022-2023. Among graduate schools, TTUHSC ranked fourth in the nation, achieving Gold award status.
On March 16, fourth-year TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy students interested in completing a residency after they graduate in May, learned where they would spend the next stage of their training during the Pharmacy Residency Match Day.
TTUHSC hosted “Building the Basin: a Permian Basin Health Care Workforce Summit” Oct. 4.
CPRIT recently awarded a $1 million prevention grant to Rakhshanda Rahman, M.D., Rebeccah Baucom, M.D., and John Kidwell, M.D., from the TTUHSC School of Medicine.
The Innovation Hub at Research Park today (September 26, 2022) announced the winners of its annual Presidents' Innovative Startup Awards. The award recognizes startups that have a high potential for growth and an economic impact in West Texas.