Bonnie Benkula of UTMB Health was named the 2012 recipient of the League City Chamber of Commerce’s ATHENA Leadership Award on Wednesday, May 9.
Founded nearly 30 years ago, ATHENA International is a women’s leadership organization that supports, develops and honors women leaders through the programs it administers. ATHENA’s flagship program, the ATHENA Leadership Award® Program, has honored over 6000 women leaders from hundreds of cities and eight countries since its inception in 1982. The award’s rich history, international scope and emphasis on mentorship make this award unique and amongst the most prestigious leadership awards one can receive. Bonnie was recognized as the recipient of the Athena Award, from a group of seven nominees, at a luncheon sponsored by the League City Chamber of Commerce.
UTMB Health recently hosted an international exchange at the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes in League City. The rotarians visiting from Italy were interested in the world renowned research and progressive health care delivery being done in our city. The delegation requested to tour UTMB Health sites and planned to visit a total of five different cities as part of their visit in the United States. Roy Green represented the League City Rotary Group Study Exchange and Associate Vice President, Bonnie Benkula led the site visit along with other prestigious colleagues from the university.
Our fourth Medication Take Back Event on Saturday, April 28 was a huge success! In cooperation with the DEA National Take Back Initiative, we collected 568 lbs of medication from 143 cars during the four hour event. UTMB and the Southeast Texas Poison Center and the other members of the Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families – Prescription Drug Advisory Committee thank you for all of your efforts.
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1804 FM 646 West, Suite N (next to HEB), League City, Texas
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
7:00 –7:45 a.m.
UTMB Health Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes
2240 Gulf Freeway South
League City, TX 77573
The Breakfast club will meet the first Tuesday of every other month.
See the schedule of future programs on our website utmbhealth.com/pelvichealth.
David Yngve, MD, Professor, and Chief of Pediatric and Scoliosis Surgery in the DOSR, has been selected as one of Americaʹs Most Compassionate Doctors for 2011–12. The award is based on reviews written by hundreds of thousands of patients nationwide. Less than 2% of the 720,000 active physicians in the United States were accorded this honor by their patients in 2011. The Compassionate Doctor certification is part of the Patientsʹ Choice recognition program, where patients rate and vote for their favorite doctors. To make an appointment in our Orthopedic Clinic please call 832-505-1200.
Join us for our Community Health Fair on May 12 from 10:00-2:00pm at the UTMB Health Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes (2240 Gulf Freeway South • League City, Texas 77573).
You won’t want to miss this fun-filled family event! Visit with our medical experts and enjoy stage entertainment, demonstrations
and how-to clinics.
Just because you can’t feel it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Just ask the more than 50,000 Americans who were diagnosed with cancers of the head and neck last year. Unfortunately, many Americans do not recognize the symptoms of these life‐threatening diseases, which include cancers of the oral cavity, larynx and pharynx, and by the time they are diagnosed, for some, it’s too late. Oral, head and neck cancers claim approximately 12,000 lives per year. However, there is hope; if diagnosed early, these cancers can be more easily treated without significant complications, and the chances of survival greatly increase.
UTMB Health’s Ear, Nose & Throat Consultants will offer free oral cancer screenings in observance of the 15th annual Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW) on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at their Brittany Plaza clinic, 1600 West League City Parkway, Suite D, League City, Texas. Screening hours will be between 8am and 5pm. The screening is painless and only takes about 10 minutes. Walk ins are welcomed but appointments are preferred. Please call 409-772-2715 to schedule your appointment.
If you’ll be out of town on those dates, free screenings will be offered at more than 200 participating institutions worldwide as part of OHANCAW, which is scheduled for the week of April 22-28. Visit www.OHANCAW.com for the full list of participating sites and for more information. OHANCAW is sponsored nationally by the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance.
Park-and-ride service between Victory Lakes-Clear Lake Center and Galveston begins April 30, and UTMB employees are eligible for a 50 percent fare discount. Island Connect, the new service, will run during commute hours in the morning and evening. Free parking will be available at Victory Lakes Specialty Care Center and at UTMB in Galveston. Click here to see more details.