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August 15, 2008
UNT HSC Logo Campus Connection Newletter Title. People. Plans. Progress. Sallie Spotanski

Ransom and Forbes

Becoming the Best:
A Vision for UNT Health

By Dr. Kathleen Forbes, president of UNT Health and executive vice president of Clinical Affairs and Business Development, and Dr. Scott Ransom, president of the UNT Health Science Center

Several months ago, we developed the mission statement for UNT Health to include "becoming Tarrant County's leading multi-specialty provider of choice."  To actually accomplish that mission, we will lead UNT Health to:

  1. Achieve excellence in service, quality and access for our patients
  2. Assure the use of evidence-based care for every patient
  3. Support whole-person care for every patient, their families, and the community

We must strive to become known as the best clinical provider in Tarrant County.  If a family member visits Fort Worth and needs care, the first and only choice for that family should be to seek care at one of our outstanding facilities and be cared for by our outstanding clinicians.

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Sallie Spotanski

"Join us at Employee Appreciation Day on Aug. 27 for fun and games provided by your Employee Benefit Action Committee."

Sallie Spotanski
Facilities management
EBAC member



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Employee Appreciation Day 2008: Lunch schedule set
The 2nd Annual Employee Appreciation Day is Aug. 27 at Alumni Plaza. Faculty and staff members are invited to enjoy fun and games, along with a free lunch. Hamburgers (and veggie burgers) will be served to departments according to this lunch schedule. Hamburgers for the night crew will be served at 5:30 pm in the Atrium.  Each employee will get a T-shirt with a new design to mark the event, and EBAC will provide carnival games from 11 am to 2 pm. For more information contact Shea Patterson in the Office of the President at ext. 0301. UNTHSC end logo




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Board of Regents meets on campus next week
The UNT System Board of Regents will meet at the Health Science Center for its quarterly meeting on August 21 – 22. Remember to put the Health Science Center’s best face on during this meeting. 

As always, Dr. Ransom will follow up the Board of Regents meeting with two Town Hall meetings to present Regents’ actions to the campus. He also will answer your questions. You can submit questions or topics to The Office of Marketing and Communications will pass the questions to the President’s Office, anonymously if you’d like.

The next Town Hall meetings are set for Monday, Aug. 25, 4 - 5 pm, and Tuesday, Aug. 26, 7 - 8 am. Both meetings will be in Luibel Hall. Light refreshments will be served at both meetings.
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TCOM students to enter medical profession at White Coat Ceremony
Everyone is invited to attend our annual White Coat Ceremony Friday, Sept. 12, at 2 pm at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium. Dr. Kathleen Forbes, president of UNT Health and executive vice president for Clinical Affairs and Business Development, will present the keynote address, and Amir Barzin, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine class of 2012 president, will give remarks on behalf of the new students.

The Health Science Center also plans to give its most prestigious awards – the Founders’ Medal, and the Mary E. Luibel Distinguished Service Award — during the ceremony.

Incoming DO and PA students will be “cloaked” in the white coats that symbolize their careers in medicine, and they will take a professional oath acknowledging their responsibilities and willingness to assume the obligations of their new professions. A reception will follow in the Atrium. UNTHSC end logo


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  • SPH Orientation next week
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  • Summer enrollment ends next week
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