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 UTMB's new 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.