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.