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    Thank you, partners!

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    Meet Lucille Maes

    Chief for Angleton Area Emergency Medical Corps 

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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

  • Spring 2024

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July EMS Lecture Series

, 2024 - - UTMB Health Medical Plaza One on the League City Campus - 2240 Gulf Fwy S., League City, TX 77573 USA

Latest Stories

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Just take 5 minutes and get stronger

Improving your physical strength and conditioning can help you perform your job better and reduce the likelihood of work-related injuries, and sometimes all it takes is five minutes. Learn how microdosing exercise throughout your day can help you become stronger.

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How to prevent burnout, find joy

A research-based observation found that half of EMTs and paramedics suffer from some degree of burnout. Learn some tips to counter these feelings and also take a moment to assess how self-compassionate you are.

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Disaster Day offers 'worst day' scenario

Multiple local agencies participated alongside UTMB Health faculty and students and Galveston College EMS Professions students during the 2023 Disaster Day drill which was intended to prepare students not only for the extreme situation of an active shooter event but any kind of multi-casualty incident.

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6 Questions with Emiley Goodrich

Emiley Goodrich, an emergency nurse at UTMB Health Angleton Danbury Hospital Campus, answers six questions from The Dispatch staff.

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6 Questions with Victor Martinez Franco

Victor Martinez Franco, an emergency nurse at UTMB Health Clear Lake Hospital Campus, answers six questions from The Dispatch staff.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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