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New foundation formed for support of John Sealy Hospital


On this day in 1922, the Sealy and Smith Foundation for the John Sealy Hospital was chartered under the laws of Texas as a charitable corporation by Galveston entrepreneur John Hutchings Sealy and his sister, Jennie Sealy Smith. As indicated by its charter, the foundation was established for the purpose of "construction, remodeling, enlarging, equipping, and furnishing of the John Sealy Hospital" and other buildings, "and endowment thereof" to provide medical care for the people of Galveston. Since its establishment the foundation has committed more than $313 million to hospital-related facilities and operations of the hospital at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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