Thanks for your interest in the UTMB Good Neighbor Program!

"Good Neighbor" is an employee, student and community-funded initiative that supports UTMB patients on the path to recovery and healing.

The program proves that small gifts can collectively make a big difference. Good Neighbor provides dollars to UTMB patients who are financially challenged, to help meet special health- or recovery-related needs.

Good Neighbor Program

Background

UTMB’s workforce and student/volunteer/retiree community have a long and cherished history of charitable giving. UTMB has for two decades been consistently among the most generous organizations in Texas in the annual State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC), typically raising more than half-a-million dollars in voluntary support for a wide variety of worthwhile causes.

Outstanding charitable support among employees and students has also been demonstrated as part of “Family Campaigns” that helped build the Jennie Sealy Hospital and is now supporting construction of the Health Education Center.

The Good Neighbor Program began in 2010, when it was established as one of the charitable options in the SECC as a way for our staff to share support with some of the most needy of those we serve.

How the funds are used

The program provides assistance to patients who receive care at UTMB hospitals (any campus) or one of the 80+ clinics located in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Hidalgo, Houston, Jefferson, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Tyler, Victoria, Waller and Walker Counties.

Good Neighbor is managed by the Outpatient Care Management Department and provides resources as a last resort, after all community and other external resources have been explored, to patients identified as indigent or experiencing financial hardship.

Program funds are typically used for transportation, durable medical equipment, medication, and other necessary equipment to improve patient’s quality of life.