Galveston's UTMB granted reprieve

March 10, 2009 3:12:27 PM PDT
University regents have granted the hurricane-ravaged University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Island a reprieve -- provided the Texas Legislature comes through with the cash. UTMB leaders on Tuesday presented UT System Regents with a plan to rebuild and renovate island-based facilities of the medical school and, over time, restore it to its pre-Hurricane Ike capacity of 550 beds. However, the plan depends on around $300 million from the state, in addition to funds the school expects to get from FEMA and insurance.

The regents unanimously approved a resolution supporting the plan if the state appropriates the funds.

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