Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta talks health, hospitality and philanthropy -

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Q | You chair the UH System’s Board of Regents. How involved are you in finding a site for the new University of Houston College of Medicine and championing its commitment to primary care?
A | Very much so. Me and the chancellor were just in the medical center looking at a site there, and we were looking at a site by the University of Houston. [Editor’s note: After this interview, UH announced the selection of a site on the main UH campus.] I’m totally involved with it from the legislative standpoint. In terms of the focus on primary care and the diversity and special needs of the Houston population, that is the basis of why we are doing it.