GALVESTON — The University of Texas Medical Branch’s biggest benefactor has acquired an 11-acre site on Central City Boulevard off 61st Street and will work with the island-based health care institution to develop a satellite clinic campus, officials said Friday.

The Sealy & Smith Foundation acquired the site behind the Randalls grocery store, 2931 Central City Blvd.

Information about how much Sealy & Smith paid for the land wasn’t immediately available.

“UTMB and the foundation see this as an excellent opportunity to create a long-term site on the West End and for the continued provision of health care to the Galveston community and its many visitors,” according to a statement from the medical branch.  

Officials still are working to determine the specific size of initial development and the services that would be offered at the site. Sealy & Smith Foundation, will fund the construction of the new clinic.

Sealy & Smith has provided John Sealy Hospital and the medical branch with more than $793 million in funding.

(2) comments

Dwight Strain

Seems like whenever you ready about UTMB Galveston, its either they can barely keep the doors open, or they are spending tens of millions

Ellen Morrison

11 more acres off the property tax rolls.

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