Revitalization and Growth

Among the numerous mission-critical construction projects undertaken in the past year:

  • $1.8 billion campus revitalization ongoing
  • 200 construction projects on Galveston Island—the largest number of ongoing projects ever undertaken on a single UT System campus
  • 2,600 construction workers on site over course of year
  • 70% of Hurricane Ike-damaged space returned to service
  • $154 million in new equipment purchased/installed in 3 years since Hurricane Ike
Revitalization and Growth: Returning


Three years to the day after Hurricane Ike—and nearly 120 years after its first classroom session—Old Red reopened with the return of Student Services. The Amphitheater reopened for lectures in February 2012.
Revitalization and Growth: Modernizing


Phase 1 of the John Sealy Hospital Modernization included infrastructure upgrades; spacious patient rooms to provide a healing environment while accommodating teaching activity and the latest technology; expansion of the Blocker Burn Unit; construction of UTMB Health Children’s Hospital space within John Sealy; and renovation of the Comprehensive Maternity Center. Phase 2 will begin once the new Jennie Sealy Hospital is completed.
Revitalization and Growth: Expanding


New clinics in the rapidly growing League City area included Pediatric Specialty Care at Bay Colony (awardwinning interior pictured), the Multispecialty Center & Stark Diabetes Clinic, and Brittany Bay clinics offering advanced services in ear, nose and throat, audiology and speech pathology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and sports medicine and rehabilitation.
Revitalization and Growth: Discovering


Installation of the first 12-Tesla mass spectrometer in Texas was among the research-related capital investments last year. UTMB faculty will use the equipment—unsurpassed in its ability to analyze biomolecules—to discover new therapeutic targets in cancer research.
Revitalization and Growth: Welcoming a New Era

Welcoming a New Era

With the completed demolition of the former Jennie Sealy Hospital and the coming demolition of the original Shriners Burns Institute building, UTMB has set the stage for the Clinical Services Wing and new $438 million Jennie Sealy Hospital. Together, these facilities will make critical hospital support services more resilient and will ensure the availability of advanced inpatient care and robust clinical training opportunities well into the future.