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.
Through donations from businesses and individuals the Blue Santa program provides three wrapped gifts for each child in need.