Carol Henson, MS, RN, has been promoted to administrative director of Primary Care Services at UT Health Northeast. In addition, three employees recently were recognized for their 20 years of service.
In her new position, Ms. Henson will coordinate patient care at UT Health’s primary care clinics. These are the Family Medicine Clinic and the Internal Medicine Clinic on the UT Health campus, University Health Clinic on The University of Texas at Tyler campus, UT Physicians of Overton, and UT Physicians of Gladewater, as well as the clinic planned for north Tyler.
She also will work with primary care physicians and healthcare providers to improve the patient experience and expand access to primary care services.
Ms. Henson, a licensed baccalaureate social worker, recently graduated from UT Tyler with a master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis in healthcare administration.
She is a certified case manager and has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. Ms. Henson has been with UT Health Northeast for 10 years.
The employees recognized for 20 years of service are Michael F. Allen, Pathology; Sarah Gilbreath, Accounting; and Elvarie D. Menefee-Clayton, Accounting.
For more than 60 years, UT Health Northeast has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UT Health Northeast’s annual operating budget of $138.8 million represents a major economic impact of over $347 million for the Northeast Texas region. Since 2002, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research have been awarded more than $120 million in research dollars. As the academic health science center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond. UT Health Northeast is also the program sponsor of the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.