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    The Dispatch

    Emergency medical service agencies improve patient care at UTMB

EMS Partners

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This publication for EMS partners celebrates EMTs and paramedics in our communities, and provides information about UTMB emergency and trauma services.

EMS Newsletter Issues

  • Fall 2022 Vol 1 Issue 3

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Meagan Babb

6 questions with Meagan Babb

Meagan Babb, an emergency nurse at UTMB Clear Lake Campus, felt an adrenaline rush as a kid when she helped to save a man's life.

Is it worth it crash event

'Crash' event asks 'Is it Worth It?'

“EMS as a whole is a chronically underrepresented demographic when it comes to first responders. I chose to participate in this event because I wanted to increase awareness of what EMS does and how vital it is to allied health as a whole,” said Ian Davis, operations manager for the Galveston Area Ambulance Authority.

Strength and conditioning for the EMS athlete

This physically demanding work often results in injury patterns that need prevention and attention. Medics value being part of a team, so being able to get back to work soon is important. You don’t want to let your team down.

6 questions with Dr. Kent Harkey

Dr. Kent Harkey is Assistant Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at UTMB’s League City Campus. He answered six questions for us.

Tactical medics aid SWAT teams

If all goes as planned, Galveston might get a few tactical medics soon thanks to the efforts of Dr. Kent Harkey, assistant medical director of Emergency Medicine at the UTMB League City Campus and medical director of Galveston Area Ambulance Authority.

Partners in caring for our communities

As emergency medical professionals, you share our values and complement our services. Thank you for being our strategic partners in delivering high-quality care. You help us create a seamless experience for our patients that allows us to get them the best help at the best place at the right time.

UTMB Health Clear Lake Campus Hospital treats first ruptured aneurysm

Coincidentally, the hospital performed its first basilar stenting the same day and also treated and admitted its first ruptured arteriovenous malformations (AVM) patient. The hospital is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and is working toward Comprehensive Stroke Certification.