- WHAT: UTMB will break ground on the new Health Education Center that will feature simulation centers such as hospital rooms and examination rooms.
- WHEN: 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 7
- WHERE: 11th and Mechanic Streets, Galveston Island
- WHO: UTMB officials, UT System representatives, state lawmakers and county and city officials
- KEYNOTE: Texas Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood
Health Education Center by the numbers
- Cost is $90.4 million
- Funded by $67.8 million in Tuition Revenue Bonds and $22.6 million from philanthropy
- 166,000 square feet
- 5 stories high
- Scheduled to open spring 2019
- First significant addition to UTMB’s educational infrastructure in 40 years.
ABOUT UTMB HEALTH: Texas' first academic health center opened its doors in 1891 and today has three campuses, four health sciences schools, three institutes for advanced study, a research enterprise that includes one of only two national laboratories dedicated to the safe study of infectious threats to human health, a Level 1 Trauma Center and a health system offering a full range of primary and specialized medical services throughout Galveston County and the Texas Gulf Coast region. UTMB Health is a part of the University of Texas System and a member of the Texas Medical Center.