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CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Physicians Ambulatory Surgery Center-Alamo Heights Expansion Underway

SAN ANTONIO — While preparing for the new surgical hospital on the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Alamo Heights Campus, located on Treeline Park in San Antonio, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System is in the process of consolidating the two Physicians Ambulatory Surgery Centers on the site to operate in one Physicians Ambulatory Surgery Center, effective December 3, 2010.


The renovation project will include expansion of services in Physicians Ambulatory Surgery Center-Alamo Heights II, including the addition of four operating rooms and three new procedure rooms. Overall, Alamo Heights II, which will primarily offer outpatient surgical services, will have 10 operating rooms, five procedure rooms, a pain clinic, a privately-owned pharmacy, and an outpatient imaging center.

The Physician Ambulatory Surgery Center-Alamo Heights I building will house the new surgical hospital, slated to be fully operational by January 2012. Overall, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System anticipates investing $25 million on the entire project. Co-management arrangements have been made with surgeon partners to improve patient outcomes, increase efficiency and decrease overall costs.

Brad Hamilton, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System Vice President of Ambulatory Surgery and Non Acute Services, indicated that renovation work on the third floor of Alamo Heights II is complete, while estimated completion of the second floor is mid-December.

The CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Alamo Heights Imaging Center was acquired September 1, 2010, and is also located in the Alamo Heights II building. The daily operation of the Imaging Center will remain unaffected by the current renovation.

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System President and CEO, Pat Carrier commented, “We anticipate that CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Physicians Ambulatory Surgery Center – Alamo Heights I will be vacant on or before December 15 and we will begin demolition work on the second and third floors in our initial phase of renovation for the new Surgical Hospital.”

About CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System:
Founded in 1869 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa is a Catholic faith-based, non-profit health and wellness ministry dedicated to extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and providing the highest quality medical care and services available. As one of the top health care organizations in South Texas, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa has four hospital campuses, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital City Centre located in downtown San Antonio, in the South Texas Medical Center, in New Braunfels, and CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital, San Antonio’s first children’s hospital, an academic teaching facility affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In July 2009, we extended our ministry to the fast-growing Westover Hills community with the opening of the area’s first full-service hospital. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System also owns a majority interest in CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Physicians Ambulatory Surgery Centers – San Antonio, LLC, a joint venture physician partnership which is comprised of four outpatient surgery facilities in San Antonio including Alamo Heights, Stone Oak, and in the Medical Center area. Additionally, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System owns a majority interest in the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Physicians Ambulatory Surgery Center in New Braunfels joint venture physician partnership. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa is one of only three hospitals in Texas and the only one in San Antonio to receive the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ seven years in a row and to be named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades®. It is also the preferred health system of the San Antonio SPURS. For additional information on CHRISTUS Santa Rosa, visit www.christussantarosa.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CSRHS.

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Posted November 24, 2010

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