Wednesday, July 29, 2009

UTMB opening back up...

Will Rick take credit for UTMB opening back up? The Houston Chronicle shows his involvement was important (link). Excerpt follows...

The UTMB complex suffered more than $1 billion in damages from Ike and insurance covered only about $100 million.

The hospital reopened earlier this year with about 370 beds, compared to 550 beds prior to Ike.

Gov. Rick Perry on June 19 signed into law bills to provide financial help to areas still struggling to recover from 2008 hurricanes.

The funding includes $150 million for the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Perry also signed a bill that would allow $150 million in bonds to help UTMB build a new 200-bed hospital. That money will be matched by a $200 million contribution from the Sealy Smith Foundation.

Probably any governor would have done the same thing...

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