Texas Day by Day
On this day in Texas history…
New foundation formed for support of John Sealy Hospital
March 10th, 1922
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. As of 2015 the foundation has committed more than $900 million to hospital-related facilities and operations of the hospital at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.