Hospital taking shape

Wire forms jut from the news level of the new 13-story Jennie Sealy Hospital at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Friday as construction continues. The new hospital tower is is scheduled to open in 2016. 

JENNIFER REYNOLDS

The Galveston skyline will have a new addition soon as construction continues on the new 13-story Jennie Sealy Hospital at the University of Texas Medical Branch. The new hospital tower is scheduled to open in 2016. The new hospital will have 310 patient rooms, 20 operating suites, a 55-bed intensive care unit and a 28-bed day surgery unit. Funding sources for the hospital included $170 million from The Sealy & Smith Foundation and $150 million in tuition revenue bonds approved by the state. 

 

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Terry Moore

UTMB Health employees also contributed about 5 million in the Family Campaign to show support for the new hospital.

Walter Manuel

Wow!

This new hospital will be fantastic for not only the island, but also surrounding counties!

It's really good to see UTMB expanding to accommodate their needs, as well as, creating so many new jobs in the area. [thumbup]

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