VIDEO: UTMB Health celebrates National EMS Week, May 21-27. We appreciate each and every one of you every day, every week. Thank you.
UTMB Health sees you on the front line of medical care. We see what you do. You save lives. You calm scared children. You reassure people on the way to an emergency room. You don’t waste time.
One night last November, Santa Fe Fire & Rescue Assistant Chief Vic Boudreaux, 53, thought he had heartburn from tomato sauce he ate, so he took antacids and went to bed.
South Houston EMS Chief Rita Camarena was born in the back of a pickup truck in 1976. The man who delivered her—Mike Telschow—also founded the South Houston EMS.
Witnessing tragedy comes with the job for EMTs and paramedics. Don’t ignore its effects on your health. After responding to a multi-vehicle accident or a mass shooting, it’s not unusual for medics to have traumatic grief.
Emile “Sam” Miller is nurse manager of Emergency Services at UTMB Health Galveston Campus. He answered our questions, but he also made it clear he will not be giving any speeches.
EMS crews from Brazoria, Galveston and Harris counties took part in a lab at the Health Education Center on the UTMB Health Galveston Campus.
Lisa Camp is the EMS chief at Friendswood VFD EMS and also a full-time paid chief of La Porte EMS. The Friendswood job is non-paid, part of Friendswood’s hybrid volunteer-paid force of medics.
League City EMS spotted signs of stroke in a 26-year-old woman in 2022 and took her to UTMB Health Clear Lake Hospital. That quick action saved her life. They did the right thing that led to a good outcome.
Before PHI interviews a paramedic candidate to work on a helicopter crew, the company first looks at the applicant's resume for years of critical-care experience.
Amanda Shehadeh, an emergency nurse at the UTMB Health Angleton Danbury Campus, answers six questions from The Dispatch staff.
Dr. Arun Chhabra, a neurologist for UTMB Health, answers six questions.
The good news is you don’t have to figure it all out at once. Small changes make a huge difference in the long run, and it starts with taking that first small step that you can master.
“As of Oct 1, 2022, the Clear Lake Campus can provide our community all the services that a Level 2 Trauma Center has to offer,” said Julie Matson, program director of Trauma Services for UTMB Health System.
In February, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education granted UTMB’s Department of Emergency Medicine initial accreditation and approval of its three-year residency program.
Paramedics Christina Wilkie and Patrick Phoenix found a child in a life-threatening medical condition—her airway was swelling closed. They saved her life.
UTMB will hold this EMS Lecture Series 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Galveston campus in room 3.222 of the Health Education Center, 301 11th St., Galveston. Organizers will also offer a virtual meeting for medics who can’t attend in person.
For a swimmer caught in a rip current, floating unresponsive in frigid waters off Galveston in the heart of winter, the two or three minutes it can take to get to shore can mean the difference between life and death.
From a high school volunteer to a certified EMT to a fellow specializing in EMS, one new UTMB doctor knows emergency medicine from the ground up.