The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has opened its new Jennie Sealy Hospital.
UTMB doctors, nurses and volunteers moved nearly 200 patients into the new hospital on Saturday, April 9. The hospital is located on UTMB’s Galveston Campus.
The $438 million facility features 310 patient rooms, including 60 dedicated ICU beds, a 28-bed day surgery unit and 20 state-of-the-art operating suites.
The new hospital takes advantage of the island location with most of the patient rooms having views of either Galveston Bay or the Gulf of Mexico.
Several units will remain in the existing John Sealy Hospital including the Blocker Burn Unit, Mother and Baby and Labor and Delivery units.
The John Sealy Hospital will undergo a major renovation increasing the size of patient rooms to accommodate the latest scientific and medical equipment.
UTMB, which also has a hospital in Angleton, in June is scheduled to open another hospital on their League City Campus.