As we embark on the Family Campaign, I am reminded of the saying, “Tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” As a team at UTMB Health, we share a vision for what UTMB can be in the years to come. The work done at UTMB is remarkable, and each day I am touched by patient testimonials and amazed by the talent and expertise of our people. However, in the increasingly competitive environment of health care, we must remember that our patients, students, residents and faculty have choices, and we need competitive facilities to continue to attract the best and the brightest people and be attractive to patients in the future.
The keystone of the campaign, the New Jennie Sealy Hospital, will house state-of-the-art ORs, ICU rooms and infrastructure—it is critical to attracting patients, ensuring adaptability in an industry that is reforming, and securing appropriate reimbursement. It’s also essential to providing tomorrow's health care workforce the best possible education and training. In addition, scholarships and endowments funded through the campaign will help ensure UTMB Health can offer opportunities to the best and brightest.
Any donation is the gesture of support by each of us that is important. Even if you can only give a small amount, it will go a long way in leveraging future support. Members of the community, alumni, corporations and foundations will look to the example set by UTMB Health to see that we are behind our own vision for the future. Everyone’s support counts as we build to define the future of health care. Working Together the Future is Ours!
Visit the Family Campaign blog at http://blogs.utmb.edu/familycampaign