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iUTMB  •  Published Friday, September 1, 2017, 7:05 AM


The past week has been unlike anything anyone ever expected with challenges unprecedented in scope in almost 10 years.

We had doctors delivering babies over FaceTime; food service directors braving flood waters to make it back to work so they could serve meals to patients, their families and an entire hospital staff; and police officers spending an entire day looking for a safe route along flooded roadways for a UTMB surgeon to get from Galveston to the League City Campus.

But that’s not all.

We couldn’t possibly recount every story of kindness, compassion, courage and self-sacrifice but we with UTMB’s Office of Marketing and Communications did not want to let fear of leaving out a few keep us from highlighting many.

Over the next few days and weeks, we will share stories of how our outstanding UTMB family went above and beyond, even when faced with the effects of a hurricane that experts are saying is a 1-in-1,000-year event.

And we know you have stories of your own, so please share with us your experiences on social media with the #WeAreUTMB hashtag. As reminder, please be aware of patient privacy and HIPAA and do not share patient information if you share a story with us.

UTMB stops for no storm and we know the UTMB and Southeast Texas communities will recover and move forward as we have always done in the past.