Messages from Leadership

“Four essential strategic priorities—People, Value, Strategic Management and Growth, and Resources—are the foundation for our strategic vision and all our efforts to improve lives in an evolving health care landscape. This year, we are focusing our strategic priorities toward becoming a Top 20 health care provider among our academic medical center peers, through our Best Care initiative. Achieving this goal is essential to our future success and will ensure the long-term health of our mission.

The Road Ahead helps illustrate how every member of the university community—in classrooms, laboratories, hospitals, clinics and support areas throughout Texas—is vital to our mission of improving health in Texas and around the world. I encourage you to take this opportunity to talk with colleagues and leaders about how you contribute to Best Care and to the future of health care.”

David L. Callender, MD, MBA, FACS

Working Together to Achieve Best Care

“Best Care is linked to all of our missions. We believe it is our professional duty to improve lives by practicing evidence-based, patient-centered care, discovering breakthroughs that advance health care and training future providers.”

Danny O. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS
Executive Vice President and Provost
Dean, School of Medicine

“Best Care focuses us all on maintaining and improving excellence in the delivery of high-quality, patient-centered, efficient and effective care. Whether you are a clinician, student, researcher or staff member who provides the infrastructure essential to that care, everyone at UTMB Health contributes to Best Care each and every day.”

Cheryl A. Sadro, CPA, MSM
Executive Vice President and Chief Business and Finance Officer

“Best Care is the right thing to do for our patients. Although you may not deliver patient care, we all impact the patient’s experience, their overall impression of UTMB, and in some cases, even their safety. Everyone makes a difference.”

Donna K. Sollenberger, MA
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer
UTMB Health System