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.
Volunteers with Hospice Care Team were on the roof of The Daily News’ Galveston office to work on the 40 strands of lights used to create the Tree of Lights on top of The Daily News.