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UTMB Opens New Jennie Sealy Hospital

By: Raul Reyes | Sunday, May 22, 2016 8:50 AM

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.

Article written by Raul Reyes

Raul Reyes, director of media relations at UTMB, has an extensive background in communications with more than 30 years experience in journalism. Before joining UTMB in 2007, he was an editor at The New York Times and also worked as an editor at the Dallas Morning News and the San Antonio Express-News. When he and his wife, Linda, worked at the Houston Chronicle in the 1980s, they used to dream about living and working in Galveston. Some things do come true. Raul is at UTMB and Linda edits a couple of Dallas magazines from their home in Galveston.