Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital Unveils Expansion Plans

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Methodist Hospital announced its largest construction project in its history, which will expand the footprint of the Methodist Hospital campus by 445,162 square feet.  Cost for the expansion will exceed $200 million and includes renovations and expansions for Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital, a campus of Methodist Hospital. MH-Expansion-Site-PlanConstruction begins in 2014 and will continue through 2017.

“With a 50-year track record of success and experience, Methodist Hospital must grow to meet the increasing demand for services,” said Gay Nord, CEO of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital.  “Our landmark expansion project includes significant upgrades in patient areas including cancer and heart services, obstetrics, general surgery, neurosurgery, emergency care and pediatric services.”

“We’ve built a reputation for providing exceptional healthcare to the people of San Antonio and South Texas,” she continued.  “Now it’s time for us to embark on the largest construction project our organization has ever undertaken.”

Highlights of the project include:

Methodist Hospital

  • Expansion of the Methodist Hospital Central Tower, with a new entrance, making the campus even more convenient for women having babies at Methodist Hospital.  More women deliver babies at Methodist Hospital than any other hospital in San Antonio.
  • Expansion of the adult emergency department to 48 treatment rooms.
  • Expansion of the sub-level surgical pre-operating and post-operating areas and an additional nine-story parking garage, partially underground, which will allow easy patient access from the parking garage to surgical suites.

Methodist Children’s Hospital

  • Expansion of Methodist Children’s Hospital Emergency Department to 40 beds. Methodist Children’s Hospital has the busiest children’s emergency department in the nation.
  • Addition of a six-story patient care tower and new entrance for Methodist Children’s Hospital.
  • Expansion of Methodist Children’s Hospital’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit, resulting in 94 beds.  The hospital has one of the largest NICUs in the region.

More than 90 percent of the patient rooms will be all private rooms, for the comfort and convenience of patients and their families.

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Posted December 9, 2013

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