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.

Adeline Smith 60th Anniversary 011

Celebrating 60 years at UTMB

Nov 20, 2017, 11:15 AM by Shannon Porter

Adeline Smith 60th Anniversary 011
September 5, 1957—that was Adeline Smith’s first day as a nurse’s aide on UTMB’s Galveston Campus. She would later transfer to UTMB’s Food and Nutrition Services team. Now, 60 years later, she’s still feeding patients and bringing a smile to everyone she meets—with no immediate retirement plans.

On Oct. 30, representatives from UTMB food service provider Morrison Healthcare and its parent company, Compass Group, held a special reception for the organization’s first employee to reach such a milestone. Jay Niner (pictured left), regional vice president with Morrison, presented Smith with an award recognizing her achievement.

Smith even made a special menu request—fried pork chops, collard greens, black-eyed peas and cornbread—now (unofficially) renamed the “Adeline Special.”