GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - City officials, lawmakers and medical branch faculty are hopeful the UT System Board of Regents will reject a $285,000 report it commissioned that recommends all patient beds be moved to the mainland from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Supporters are urging regents to instead embrace a plan, when they meet today in Austin, by state Rep. Craig Eiland, a Galveston Democrat, to restore and improve facilities on the island campus.
UTMB suffered more than $1 billion in damage when Hurricane Ike came ashore Sept. 13. Only about $100 million of that was covered by insurance.
The Galveston County Daily News reports Eiland says he believes there's a fighting chance of getting support of, if not the exact plan, at least something close to it.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.