UTMB wondered

Why can’t a hospital feel more like a comfortable hotel?

And now our new Jennie Sealy Hospital works wonders for patients. The Jennie Sealy Hospital offers you and your family advanced health care services in a soothing, healing environment; a collaborative work environment for caregivers; and a state-of-the-art learning environment for future health professionals. Patient rooms have beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico or Galveston Bay. All patient rooms have been carefully designed to provide a team-based, patient- and family-centered approach to patient care.

Each room is oversized and designed with distinct zones for patients, families, and the doctors and nurses who care for the patient. The universally sized rooms accommodate all levels of care and are furnished and styled with patient and family comfort in mind.

  • Hand-washing sink in each room
  • Dedicated family refrigerator in each room
  • Two televisions in each room for patient and family
  • Locking drawer for valuables in each room
  • Sofa bed in each room for an overnight guest
  • $438 million investment, funded by $150 million in Tuition Revenue Bonds, $18 million in UTMB funds and $270 million in philanthropy, which includes $170 million from The Sealy & Smith Foundation
  • 765,000 square feet, 12 floors
  • 25 foot elevation above sea level
  • 310 total patient rooms (285 square feet each room)
  • 60 ICU Rooms
  • 16 full nurse stations and 220 decentralized nurse stations on patient floors (8-11)
  • 16 physician work rooms
  • 10 family waiting areas
  • 20 operating suites and intraoperative MRI capability
  • 28 day surgery rooms