Representatives of Hospitals & Clinics
Souby George (email@example.com)
My name is Souby George; I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from MGR University, India in 1997. I started working at UTMB in 2002. I earned my Masters of Science in Nursing with a focus on Healthcare System Management from Loyola University, New Orleans in 2011. I live in Galveston with my husband and two children. During my 15 year nursing career, I have worked in many specialty areas but my passion is cardiology. Currently, I work 12-hour night shifts as a nurse clinician on the postpartum unit.
Initiatives I have 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. I am also serving as the leader of the unit based retention and reward committee.
I currently serve 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. I believe an engaged staff with healthy choices will give us a work force filled with high morale and positive energy. I am also a member of the Retention, Research Council and Coordinating council.
I would like to serve as the voice for the employees especially those working the night shift. I am looking 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.
I would like to thank all my colleagues who believed in me and took their time to vote for me. I am very proud to be a part of this council.
Craig Kovacevich (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Craig S. Kovacevich, MA is the Executive Director for Community Health Plans, which is part of UTMB’s Health System. In addition to management responsibilities within UTMB Healthcare Systems (UTMB HCS), Craig oversees both the UTMB Multi-Share Plan (formally Galveston County 3-Share Plan) and the UTMB ChoiceONE Select Plan. Craig joined UTMB Health with an extensive health insurance background. He oversaw product development, marketing administration and field sales with his previous employer, Moody Insurance Group, Inc. Craig was born and raised on Galveston Island, and has been very involved within Galveston County through his affiliation with various non-profit organizations, charitable events and community projects.
Craig would be honored to serve on the UTMB Health Employee Advisory Council (EAC). He is committed to the stated mission of the EAC, and would be a spokesman for promoting a positive and collaborative work environment that is dedicated to assessing, prioritizing and communicating the needs of UTMB Health employees. Craig is a firm believer in fostering open lines of communication between employees and management at every level. He strongly believes that the EAC’s ability to facilitate the exchange of new ideas will provide leadership with the tools to enhance employee satisfaction and work effectiveness. This exchange will also aid UTMB Health employees to more-fully embrace and carry-out the University’s mission, vision and values.
One of Craig’s favorite quotes is, “The basic building block of good communications is the feeling that every human is unique and of value.” There is no better way for Craig to put these words into action than to have the opportunity to be part of the EAC. Craig asks for your support, pledges to be a fair voice for all employees and commits to “Working together to work wonders™.”
Samantha McBroom (email@example.com)
My name is Samantha McBroom, and I work in Ambulatory Operations. I am the Nurse Manager/Practice Manager for League City Pediatric and Adult Primary Care. I started my career with UTMB almost 10 years ago when I found out I was accepted into the BSN program here at UTMB. I figured I needed to “get my foot in the door”, and started work as a PCT in the Emergency Department. I soon graduated with my BSN in 2006, starting my nursing career as an RN in the Emergency Department. I then was promoted to Charge Nurse of the ED, and in 2009, was promoted to Nurse Manager of the ED. I learned a great deal in a short amount of time as the Charge Nurse and Nurse Manager, from closing an ED and functioning as an urgent care, to reopening an ED and regaining Level 1 Trauma Center status. I also served on numerous committees and councils, one of which led the ED to obtain a ranking in the 99th percentile for patient satisfaction! I am full of energy and life, and truly love Emergency Medicine/Nursing, but made the decision to broaden my knowledge of UTMB to learn Ambulatory Operations last year. In June 2011, I gratefully accepted a position for an up and coming clinic in League City, and I couldn’t be happier! I have learned the differences and found similarities between inpatient and outpatient nursing and operations. As an employee of both the hospital and the clinic, I can relate with employees from both areas of UTMB.
I pride myself on my strong communication skills, and truly listen to the needs of employees and peers. Thank you for the opportunity to serve on the EAC in order to spread and maintain a positive attitude throughout UTMB!