The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler was reaccredited for five years by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
UTHSCT has residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine and sponsors an internal medicine residency program at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. The ACGME, a private professional organization, accredits residency education programs and makes sure sponsor institutes provide educational, financial and human resources to support these programs.
“By reaccrediting us for a full five years, the ACGME has shown confidence in our ability to offer a first-class education to the physicians enrolled in our residency programs,” Dr. Jonathan MacClements, UTHSCT's director of medical education, said in a prepared statement.
The committee that reviewed UTHSCT commended it for “its demonstrated substantial compliance with the ACGME's institutional requirements.” The Health Science Center is accredited through September 2017.
BancorpSouth also recently appointed Bruce Thomson as senior executive for the Tyler market. His primary responsibility will be to oversee lending and operations for the Tyler branches. Thomson holds bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from Baylor University.
BancorpSouth has more than $13 billion in assets, 4,400 employees and serves an eight state-market area.
“We are proud of all these employees because they work as a team serving our friends, neighbors and the businesses located here in East Texas,” Austin Bank Vice Chairman Jeff Austin III, said in a prepared statement. “They are the key to our bank's success.”
John P. Williams, president/ CEO said each earned and deserved the recognition for commitment to the bank and its customers. Tyler employee recipients include:
A 20 Year Service Award went to Linda Douglas, executive vice president, who offices in the bank's downtown Tyler location. Her 20 years has included management of the Austin Bank Van office and promotion to director of retail banking, where she oversees the bank's 31 offices and six regional markets.
Susan Berry, teller operations supervisor at the South Tyler location, was given a 15 Year Service Award. Throughout her tenure, she has worked as a floater teller and mortgage loan processor.
A 10 Year Service Award went to Curtis Sparks, president of the Noonday office. He has been with Austin Bank for 10 years and is a 2005 graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking.
Five Year Service Awards went to Ken Allen, Tyler Med Center president; Jessica Almendarez, a teller at the South Tyler location; Robin Bailey regional mortgage specialist for Smith County; Rexanna Butler, teller Supervisor in Noonday; Jocelyn Flores, customer service representative at the Tyler West Loop branch; Tammy Hill, administrative assistant at the Cumberland Park office; Stuart Meisenheimer, Tyler downtown president; and Courtney Watts, customer service representative at the Tyler Med Center. Austin Bank, based in Jacksonville, is a community bank with $1.3 billion in assets.
The program was for advisors who have the designation of wealth advisor and are focused on wealth management issues beyond investing, such as financial planning, yearend charitable gifting strategies and estate planning. Both were granted the title of wealth advisor after completing accreditation. UBS Financial Services is at 6101 S. Broadway Ave., Ste. 510.
Altra will present the check to the East Texas Food Bank on Wednesday.
“Altra is playing a pivotal role in supporting the BackPack Program to help ensure that children have the nutritious food they need over the weekend,” Dennis Cullinane, executive director of the East Texas Food Bank, said in a prepared statement. “This generous gift will help provide food for over 20 children for an entire year.”
Altra Federal Credit Union is a nationwide, full-service cooperative financial institution with more than 70,000 members and $880 million in assets. Altra has 16 locations in eight states.