Galveston Hospital still recovering from what Ike left behind.
The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, nearly two years since being hit by Hurricane Ike, has
reduced its level of indigent care during tough economic times.
The Houston Chronicle reports UTMB last year devoted 2.6 percent of patient services to charity care, compared
to 20.6 percent in 1999.
UTMB officials say the Legislature wants the hospital complex to make money, not lose it as was was happening in the decade before Ike struck on Sept. 13, 2008.