Stars and Shields Spotlight: John Hilgers

May 11, 2021

A handyman and an exceptional worker, John Hilgers has gone from a temporary, part-time position in the Information Management and Services Department to a full-time employee of the Facilities Management Department since joining UT Health. Throughout his tenure, Hilgers has been chosen for three different service awards, including the prestigious Gold Shield Award in 2019—a […]

Stars and Shields Spotlight: Maria Guerrero

March 31, 2021

As a person who likes to help others, a career in health care was a natural choice for Maria Guerrero. With administrative experience in various fields of the health care industry, Guerrero now supervises the day-to-day administrative and clinical area at UT Health Physician’s urology practice, ensuring patient care and operational policies run smoothly. “A […]

Stars and Shields Spotlight: Alexandra Rodriguez

March 17, 2021

As a child and adolescent, Alexandra Rodriguez spent a significant time in and out of hospitals suffering from epilepsy. But in 2007, she underwent two major brain surgeries that have allowed her to be seizure-free to this day. She came out of the experience inspired by the nurses and physicians who made a great impact […]

Stars & Shields Spotlight: Melva P. Andrews

March 10, 2021

If asked at her high school graduation what she wanted to be when she grew up, Melva P. Andrews would have said a psychologist. But an assessment in her early college years of her likes, dislikes and personality revealed that her traits were consistent with an occupational therapist, ultimately changing her career trajectory and setting […]