Office of the President


A message from the president:

  • UTMB will observe moment of silence at noon, Dec. 5, 2018, in honor of President George H.W. Bush; all UTMB schools, offices, clinics and hospitals to remain open

    December 4, 2018, 16:06 PM by Stephen Hadley

    The University of Texas Medical Branch community was saddened to learn of the passing of President George H.W. Bush on Nov. 30. As a military veteran, public servant, diplomat and our nation’s 41st president, he set a powerful example of what it means to serve a cause greater than oneself.  

    Governor Greg Abbott has declared that tomorrow—Wednesday, December 5, 2018—will be an official Day of Mourning in Texas.  The Governor has encouraged Texans to “gather, assemble, and pay their respects to the memory of George Herbert Walker Bush through ceremonies in homes, businesses, public buildings, schools, places of worship, or other appropriate places for public expression of grief and remembrance.”   

    As an academic medical center, UTMB’s health sciences education, research and patient care mission must remain operational for the people we serve, even as we mourn the loss of a great statesman, leader and fellow Texan. Therefore, our schools, clinics, hospitals and administrative offices will remain open tomorrow. We will honor President Bush’s memory with a moment of silence at noon. Please use that moment to reflect on his lifelong service to our state and nation.

    Faculty and staff who wish to attend off-campus observances for President Bush this week are asked to consult with their supervisors to arrange related vacation leave and ensure essential functions are covered. 

    Thank you for your dedication to others in fulfilling our vital mission. And thank you for joining me in expressing sincere condolences to the Bush family.

    Dr. David L. Callender

  • Lease for hospital in Webster signed; facility will become UTMB Health Clear Lake Campus

    October 25, 2018, 15:38 PM by Stephen Hadley

    I have good news to share related to our efforts to expand our capacity to fulfill our education, research and patient care missions. Today, UTMB signed the lease and took possession of the hospital facility formerly known as Bay Area Regional Medical Center in Webster.

    In August we announced our letter of intent to lease the facility, which first opened in 2014 but closed earlier this year. With this agreement formally in place, we now have a UTMB Health Clear Lake Campus to join our network of campuses in Galveston, Angleton Danbury and League City.

    This is a tremendous opportunity for us to advance UTMB’s mission in a dynamic area, and it gives us even greater ability to provide health care services for a region that is one of the fastest growing in Texas.

    We will be working with area physicians and our faculty to determine staffing requirements, evaluate and calibrate existing equipment, and decide which services will be offered on the new campus. No specific opening date is set, but we hope to see our first patient at the Clear Lake Campus by spring 2019.

    In addition to our new campus, we will continue with the League City Hospital expansion and the John Sealy Hospital modernization in Galveston. Both of these projects will be completed in 2020. We also will open the new Health Education Center in Galveston in 2019.

    This is an exciting time for our university and our mission. We’ll share more details about the Clear Lake Campus as plans are finalized. In the meantime, thank you for everything you do for the people we serve.

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(409) 772-5064 fax

Suite 6.100 Administration Bldg.
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77555-0129

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