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Request ID

Request Date

Description

Category

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20140625

06/25/2014

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request to inspect and/or copy the public information specified hereinafter. Please take notice that "public information" and the media containing public information are defined by Section 552.002 of the Texas Government Code.

PUBLIC INFORMATION REQUESTED

Definitions: "UTHSC-H" refers to The University of Texas-Health Science Center at Houston and "UT" refers to The University o/Texas System.

1. The current contracts and annual operating agreements between Memorial Hermann Hospital System and/or Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center and UTHSC-H and/or UT Physicians.

2. The CV's (UT formatted if possible), Request to Recruit forms, and initial appointment letters/letters of offer for faculty members Doctors Ramesh Hariharan, Khashayar Hematpour, Biswajit Kar, Pranav Loyalka, Sriram Nathan, Saumya Shanna, Igor Gregoric, Thomas Murphy, Geraldine Goodine, Stefan Kreuzer, Adam Freedhand, Eric Sabonghy, and Robert Amato.

3. Copies of the UTHSC-1-1 requests for UT System Board of Regents approval (including justification information required by UTS 144 policy), and Board of Regents responses to the requests, for Doctors Walter Lowe, Stefan Kreuzer, Dong Kim, and Ramesh Hariharan, who have total annual compensation of greater than $1 million (UTS 144 policy).

4. Copies of the Executive Vice Chancellor Approvals (UTS 144 policy) for the following medical school faculty receiving annual compensation of $460,649 or more ($500,000 total compensation when benefits are included) but less than $1 million hired after 2007:

Achor, Timothy

Adickes, Mark

Bapat, A Vinash

Blackwell, Sean

Blevins, Kelly

Burgess, Andrew

Bynon, John

Chen, Peng

Citardi, Martin

Criswell, Allen

Coupe. Kevin

Day. Arthur

Douglas, William

Ertan, Atilla

Fenoy, Albert

Flores, Steven

Freedhand, Adam

Gary, Joshua

Gibson, Donald

Goradia, Vipool

Gregoric, Igor

Hines, Michael

Holcomb, John

Johnson, Anthony

Johnson, Michele

Jones, Wilbur

Kar, Biswajit

Kendrick, James

Kim, Daniel

Koepplinger, Matthew

Lipscomb, A

Loyalka, Pranav

Marco, Rex

Martin, Gordon

McPherson, David

Moise, Kenneth

Munz, John

Murphy Thomas

Ness, Roberta

Noonan, Timothy

Porat, Eyal

Prasarn, Mark

Routt, Milton

Sabonghy, Eric

Sandberg, David

Schmitt, Karl

Schroeder, Barbara

Shanna, Saumya

Shepard, Scott

Siller, Barry

West, Derek

Please include the summary of the justification information required by UTS 144 policy.

5. For the faculty listed above earning total compensation of $500,000 or more (salary of $460,649 or more):

(a) copies of the posted job description;

(b) membership of the search committees for each appointment;

(c) copies of the Search Summary Forms. Pre-Offer Summaries, and draft letters of offers send from the dean’s office to HR and the EVPAA for approvals;

(d) if a search waiver was requested, copies of the Search Waiver Request forms, position descriptions, and the request letter outlining the rationale for waiving the usual search process.

6. Documents related to financial arrangements, purchases, acquisitions, and/or operations related to EPHeart, LLC; Bayshore Family Practice, PA; Memorial Bone and Joint Clinic; and Memorial Bone and Joint Research Foundation.

7. Documents related to the department of medicine chair "national" search in 2007-2008, including, but not limited to (a) copies of the posted job description; (b) copies of the advertisements of the position; (c) membership of the search committee; (d) search committee meeting dates and minutes; (e) copies of the Search Summary forms, Pre-Offer Summaries, and draft letters of offers send from the dean's office to HR and the EVPAA for approvals; (f) if a search waiver was requested, copies of the Search Waiver.

8. Annual Effort Certification Reports for the years 2008-2013 for Dr. David McPherson.

9. Financial data to include all sources of income (including but not limited to salary, benefits, extra pay, professional fee collections, contracts - with source, grants, support supplements - with source, directorships, teaching) and expenses (including, but not limited to clinic expenses, PLI) for the following faculty: Biswajit Kar, Pranav Loyalka, Sriram Nathan, Ramish Hariharan, Saumya Shanna, Khashayar Hematpour, Thomas Murphy, Geraldine Goodine, and all faculty in the departments of orthopedic surgery and or neurosurgery whose total annual compensation exceeds $500,000.

10. All documents related to the "external market study" that was "performed supporting this compensation level" ($2 million) for Dr. Ramesh Hariharan in the January 22, 2013 mail from Ana Touchstone to Patty Culler and Janet Cole entitled "FW: update on the over $I million doctor on our February Consent Agenda" (copy of the document in "PIR 2.05.14 - Item 3" can be provided).

11. The documentation referred to in the sentence "U.T. Health Science Center-Houston has determined and documented that the level of compensation for Dr. Hariharin is at a level paid to similarly qualified people based on performance of comparable duties in the organization and in the market from which his position would normally be recruited" listed as " Docket-I'' under ·•Appointment - U.H. Health Science Center -Houston: Amendment to the 2012-13 budget" (copy of the document in "PIR 2.05.14 - Item 3" can be provided).

12. The documentation referred to in the sentence "U.T. Health Science Center-Houston has determined and documented that the level of compensation for Dr. Kreuzer is at a level paid to similarly qualified people based on performance comparable duties in the organization and in the market from which his position would normally annually be recruited" in item #67 on page 229 of the "meeting to the U.T. System Board of Regents - Consent Agenda November 2012" email from Carol Felkel to Gail Nettles on November 16, 2012 (copy of the document in "PIR 2.05.14 - Item 3" can be provided). The level of compensation in question was $1.2 million according to this document.

13. All Institutional Conflict of Interest Management Plans for Dr. Stefan W. Kreuzer since his hire to UTHSC-H.

Other

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20140619

06/19/2014

We would like to request a copy of the last contract regarding mortuary services for the willed body program in order to create our bid.

Contract Information

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20140520

05/20/2014

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I would like to formally request the current rate that UTHSC-H is paying to their current work-life provider (Horizon Behavioral Services, LLC, or Horizon Health EAP) for work-life services.

 

Contract Information

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2014-05-12

05/12/2014

Under the Texas Public Information Act, §6252-17a et seq., I am requesting copies (electronic preferred, but paper acceptable) of the following public records:

1.  All documents used to support the determination that “Acquisition of a Practice” serves as a criterion for waiver of the search process in faculty recruitment and hiring at UTHSC-H as published at http://www.uthouston.edu/dotAsset/583b1175-04ed-4eb8-aa2f-61f7d7ce1a33.pdf.

2.  All documents indicating UT System approval of “Acquisition of a Practice” as a criterion for waiver of the search process in faculty recruitment and hiring at UTHSC-H as published at http://www.uthouston.edu/dotAsset/583b1175-04ed-4eb8-aa2f-61f7d7ce1a33.pdf.

Other

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20140509-1

05/09/2014

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I am writing to request electronic records of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston’s cash disbursement file (aka accounts payable file) for the following fiscal years:

  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013

 

Financial Information

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20140509-2

05/09/2014

I request the following records maintained by the University of Texas Health Science Center Purchasing Department be made available for my inspection and/or copying pursuant to provisions of the Texas Public Information Act – Texas Government Code, Chapter 552.


A detailed description of requested records is as follows:


The bid tabulation sheet or award information (amount, date, vendor) for the most recent previous award made for Pest Management at the Health Science Center in Houston.

Purchase Orders

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20140508

05/08/2014

I would like to request a list of persons retired from UTHealth as well as a list of persons in the process of retiring. I need the full name, address, phone#, and email address. 

Personnel Information

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20140507

05/07/2014

The [requestor] cordially requests your districts employee public information in order to update our records.  We are looking for the names of all district employees, title, school/location, grade, gender, employee ID if applicable, work phone, district email address, date of hire, salary, home address where available and date of birth. 

Personnel Information

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20140506

05/06/2014

I am hereby requesting that the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston (“UTHSCH”) produce to the undersigned the following “public information”—which includes all information in whatever format, including emails and other electronic communications—pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act (“TPIA”):

1)      All information transmitted or received by Andrew Casas concerning any allegation that, in the period January 1, 2014 through present, doctors at the Bellaire Family Practice clinic were dispensing chronic pain medication to patients who were abusing these drugs;

2)      All information transmitted or received by Thomas J. Murphy concerning any allegation that, in the period January 1, 2014 through present, doctors at the Bellaire Family Practice clinic were dispensing chronic pain medication to patients who were abusing these drugs;

3)      All information transmitted or received by Giuseppe N. Colasurdo concerning any allegation that, in the period January 1, 2014 through present, doctors at the Bellaire Family Practice clinic were dispensing chronic pain medication to patients who were abusing these drugs;

4)      All information transmitted or received by Andrew Casas concerning the termination of Deborah  St. Godard;

5)      All information transmitted or received by Thomas J. Murphy concerning the termination of Deborah  St. Godard; and

6)      All information transmitted or received by Giuseppe N. Colasurdo concerning the termination of Deborah  St. Godard

Personnel Information

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20140502

05/02/2014

Please provide the following information under the Texas Public Information Act:

A copy of all UTHSC contracts with Winstead PC, awarded November 4, 2010.

Contract Information

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