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!


Construction Update

Dec 20, 2017, 09:07 AM by Stephen Hadley


League City Campus Hospital Phase II Expansion: Construction of the five-story South Tower—which will add 123,000 square feet to the hospital—will begin in March 2018. Once completed, the expansion will increase inpatient capacity to approximately 100 beds and provide space for additional services. Plans for the expansion are to be presented to the UT System Board of Regents in February. The expansion, at a total project cost of $152.1 million, is set for completion in 2020.

John Sealy Hospital Modernization
Renovations to the façade of the hospital and its interior continue. The $135 million interior and exterior renovations are set for completion in 2020.

Health Education Center
Construction of the third level of the new $90.4 million Health Education Center is currently taking place on the site, located just south of the School of Nursing/School of Health Professions Building. Structural top-out will take place this winter, and the HEC is scheduled to be fully operational by Spring 2019.

Research Building 17 Expansion
Opening early next year, Research Building 17E will provide vital support space for UTMB’s research enterprise. Total project cost is $52.9 million.