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EMS Partners

Read the newest edition of The Dispatch

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

EMS Newsletter Issues

  • Summer 2023 Vol 2 Issue 1

Latest Stories

Medic talks to doctor in ER hallway

You help us improve health care in Texas

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.

South Houston EMS staff group photo

Chief Camarena born to lead South Houston EMS

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.

Stressed medic sits in ambulance

Coping with tragedy

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.

Portrait of Emile "Sam" Miller

6 questions with Emile 'Sam' Miller

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.

League City EMS medics pose with members of the UTMB Health Stroke team.

Doctor praises quick EMS action with stroke case

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.

A photograph of Amanda Shehadeh

6 Questions with Amanda Shehadeh

Amanda Shehadeh, an emergency nurse at the UTMB Health Angleton Danbury Campus, answers six questions from The Dispatch staff.

A collage including various fruits and vegetables.

Take 7 small steps to lose weight

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.

A medic teaches CPR

Earn CEUs at January EMS Lecture Series at UTMB

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.

Chief Peter Davis, Galveston Island Beach Patrol

Galveston Island Beach Patrol improves island health, safety

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.

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.