Hospitals & Clinics

Representatives of Hospitals & Clinics

Souby George (sogeorge@utmb.edu)

S GeorgeSouby graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from MGR University, India in 1997. She started working at UTMB in 2002.  She earned my Masters of Science in Nursing with a focus on Healthcare System Management from Loyola University, New Orleans in 2011. She lives in Galveston with her husband and two children.  During her 15 year nursing career,  she has worked in many specialty areas but her passion is cardiology.  Currently, she works 12-hour night shifts as a nurse clinician on the postpartum unit.

Initiatives she has led include starting a Women, Infants and Children Monthly Newsletter to improve communication among the staff working within the department.  As co-chairperson of the 2012 Nurses Week activities, we expanded the festivities to include all health system staff.  She also serves as the leader of the unit based retention and reward committee.

She currently serves as co-chair of the Night Nursing Council. Our goal is to create a healthy work environment for our night shift workforce at UTMB.  Partnering with the Employee Health Promotion team, we conducted several health promotion events and are planning more in the future. She believes an engaged staff with healthy choices will give us a work force filled with high morale and positive energy.  She is also a member of the Retention, Research Council and Coordinating council.

She would like to serve as the voice for the employees especially those working the night shift.  She looks forward to the day when our dreams come true; a quiet space for staff to relax and rejuvenate during their break along with affordable, and healthy food choices for the night shift employees.

She would like to thank all my colleagues who believed in her and took their time to vote. She is very proud to be a part of this council.

Dawn Meyer (dameyer@utmb.edu

D Meyer PicDawn has worked at UTMB for 12 years.  She began her career here as a Surgical Technologist progressed from there to an Associate Degree Nurse in 2008 and completed my Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2013. She has experience in every surgical service as a surgical technologist as well as a circulating nurse. In the past she has Co-chaired our Shared Leadership and currently lead a committee. This particular committee focuses on keeping open communication within the members of the operating room and other departments; in turn this committee has aided her in solving interdisciplinary problems and ultimately improving patient care. She finds that in this ever-changing work environment of healthcare, maintaining a proactive attitude helps solve predicaments in a more efficient manner.  She truly enjoys working at UTMB and wants to be able to help this institution and its employees continue to prosper.

 

 

Jill Bryant (jnbryant@utmb.edu)

Jill Bryant-Bova has been a registered nurse for 25 years. She is a Quality Management Specialist in the Quality & Healthcare Safety Department. Her role is to facilitate and support quality initiatives across the organization for improving quality and safe patient care. She collaborates with multiple departments, staff, and leadership to identify areas for improvement, set standards and clinical guidelines, define best practices, and ensure that UTMB meets accreditation and regulatory requirements. She utilizes data and creates analysis for the application of process change.

She has been in Quality for over six years. Her history with UTMB began prior to Hurricane Ike. She managed the acceptance of unsponsored patients to UTMB for cancer care. With dissolution of the department, she went to Texas Children’s Hospital and worked in the Quality and Outcomes Management Department. She finally returned to UTMB three years ago.

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing with clinical experience in critical and emergency care. She holds two certifications: Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC). She is currently a student at UTMB School of Nursing in the Masters of Nursing Executive Nurse Leader Program. She also served for the past three years on UTMB’s Diversity Council. Outside of UTMB, She is a member of the Texas-3 Disaster Medical Assistance Team for the Department of Health and Human Services as a supervisory nurse for national disasters and events.

Her broad spectrum of experiences and expertise help her support the Employee Advisory Council. She also feels it is essential for there to be collaboration between employees and executive leadership in the organization’s vision and strategic goals for the future. Ultimately, she is honored to serve on the Employee Advisory Council as a representative for UTMB employees.