For more than a century, The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) has served the needs of Texas from its large Galveston Island campus, anchored by the John Sealy Hospital.
John Sealy Hospital
The hub of UTMB’s inpatient care complex, John Sealy Hospital was completed in 1978 at a cost of $32.5 million and was funded in full by The Sealy & Smith Foundation. The 12-story hospital includes single patient rooms and specialized intensive care units. It is the third facility to bear the name John Sealy Hospital, in memory of the benefactor whose bequest built the first John Sealy Hospital in 1890. Portraits of John Sealy and his son, John Sealy II, and daughter, Jennie Sealy Smith, are on display in the lobby.
The Sealy & Smith Foundation has contributed more than $500 million to UTMB since its inception, leaving a lasting imprint on the university. A second John Sealy Hospital, built in 1954, is known today as the John Sealy Annex and now houses administrative and support services. It is joined to the north side of the current hospital, and portions of its original facade are easily recognizable.
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