Park-and-ride service between Victory Lakes-Clear Lake Center and Galveston begins April 30, and UTMB employees are eligible for a 50 percent fare discount. Island Connect, the new service, will run during commute hours in the morning and evening. Free parking will be available at Victory Lakes Specialty Care Center and at UTMB in Galveston. Click here to see more details.
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After years of planning and months of construction, work and preparation, UTMB’s Specialty Care Center at Victory Lake will open to patients on Monday, May 3. The community is invited to attend a special dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 4. At the event, UTMB President Dr. David L. Callender will welcome state Reps. Craig Eiland and Larry Taylor. Dr. Kenneth I. Shine, executive vice chancellor for health affairs at UT System, will formally dedicate the building. The center represents a major expansion of services for patients in north Galveston and south Harris counties.
Please plan to join us for our Open House on Saturday, April 17, 2010, from 1 to 3 p.m. Drop by, come meet us and let us show you around our new facility. We’re at 2240 Gulf Freeway South in League City.
There’s no doubt that the main entrance at the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes is as dramatic as it beautiful. But, the entrance is a classic marriage of form and function, another example of thoughtful design contributing to a great patient experience. The eye-catching entrance allows patients to be dropped off or picked up literally at the facility’s front door, protected from harsh sun, rain or wind. It’s another small way we’ll be working to exceed our patients’ expectations.
Nothing dresses up a new facility and begins to suggest “completion” more than grass, trees and shrubs where there once were construction trailers and mud. Crews have been putting in sidewalks and landscaping the past several days, and it’s really starting to give the Specialty Care Center a polished and finished look.
Someone asked me recently if the UTMB logo had gone back up on the building yet. Not only has it gone up, it’s been “electrified.” I’d been noticing for a few weeks how nice (and starting to look finished) the interiors look with the lights left on. The illuminated logo is icing on the cake; it has a really nice presence from Interstate 45. (I took the image with my iPhone in the rain, so it’s not the greatest photo, but you get the idea.)
We captured a few snapshots on a recent visit to Victory Lakes and plan to share more of those in upcoming blog posts. Right now on the first floor, workers are putting on finishing touches. The more extensive work has shifted to the second floor, where finishes, flooring, ceiling panels and furniture are all queued up for installation. The photo above looks to the south and toward the entrance; at your back would be the main corridor shown below.
Speculation ran rampant last week when observant passersby noticed the signage at UTMB’s Victory Lakes facility had changed. Was a new logo afoot? Was some big change in the works? No, nothing in any way dramatic. The sign was originally mounted too high, closer to the roofline than the plans specified. In the pursuit of perfection and excellence that will carry over in all aspects of this new facility, the contractor is making the necessary adjustments. Watch for the sign to go back up soon.