After a successful run that spanned five decades, the final Impact was published in January 2020.  Impact was UTMB Health’s employee newsletter. It evolved from a one color printed tabloid newspaper to a full color magazine with a digital component. We’ve archived the past several years on these pages for your review and enjoyment.


Impact is for and about the people who fulfill UTMB’s mission to improve health in Texas and around the world. We hope you enjoy reading this issue. Let us know what you think!

WTGA Ryan Scott

Working Wonders

Mar 16, 2017, 10:02 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

WTGA Ryan Scott
Ryan Scott,
a research associate in UTMB’s Department of Anesthesiology, Translational Intensive Care Unit, received President Callender’s Way to Go Award for helping a pregnant woman who was having complications and needed medical attention quickly. While walking on the Galveston Campus, he observed the woman in distress and jumped into action, assessing the situation and ensuring that she made it to the Emergency Department—he even parked her car and returned the keys to the patient. “This really exemplifies going above and beyond, and helping UTMB provide Best Care by putting our best face forward to every patient, no matter what our position is,” said Christina Nelson, laboratory supervisor in the Department of Anesthesiology. “Mr. Scott may not be involved in patient care, but he really went out of his way to assist. We are all very proud to have him as part of our lab.”
Souby George,
a nurse with UTMB’s Mother-Baby Unit, has been selected to serve on the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Moral Resilience Panel Advisory Committee. This committee provides feedback and advice to ANA and to a steering committee regarding policy development and strategies to strengthen moral resilience for practicing nurses.

ADC Nursing
Twenty-four UTMB Angleton Danbury Campus staff members
including nurses, respiratory therapists and medical assistants, were recently recognized for receiving specialty certification in their respective fields by demonstrating to patients, peers and the community that they have the knowledge, skills and abilities that meet rigorous national standards and reflect a deep commitment to patient safety. Annette Macias-Hoag, ADC associate chief nursing officer and associate vice president, Health System Operations, provided each newly certified employee a “Golden Stethoscope Award” to recognize this great professional achievement.
CMC Awards
Seven Correctional Managed Care employees received annual awards at the UTMB CMC Winter Conference on Feb. 2 in Galveston. Congratulations to Eric Johnson (Mental Health Manager of the Year), Elizabeth Moore (Support Person of the Year), Eleut Vincent Ong (Nurse Manager of the Year), Tanya Lawson (Operations Manager of the Year), Debra Dean (Texas Juvenile Justice Department Manager of the Year), Kenneth Vandewalle, DDS, (Dentist of the Year) and Dr. Tere Drogin (Medical Provider of the Year).

UTMB Health
was recently honored with the United Way of Galveston’s Legend Award for the 2016 SECC Campaign. Led by 2016 chairman Dr. James Graham, a very creative steering committee and more than 60 “SECC Ambassadors,” the campaign raised $590,000 for charitable agencies and causes in communities where staff live and work—well beyond the $525,000 goal. The SECC has been around for more than two decades and is the only statutorily authorized workplace campaign for state agency and higher education employees throughout Texas. UTMB’s large and generous workforce has always been among the leaders statewide in giving. Thanks to each member of the UTMB family for making this campaign a huge success