Texas Children’s Hospital recently celebrated the topping out of the Texas Children’s Hospital North Austin Campus, which will house pediatric care and women’s health services under one roof to better serve patients and their families in the Austin and Central Texas areas. To observe this important construction milestone, Texas Children’s President & CEO Mark A. Wallace and Executive Vice President Michelle Riley-Brown, along with multiple physicians and Austin-area Texas Children’s patients and their families, gathered with representatives from McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., Page and Transwestern to complete a traditional tree hoisting in honor of the new facility.
Providing breadth and depth of services to the Austin area, the 365,000-square-foot main hospital offerings will include but not be limited to the following:
- Neonatal intensive care
- Pediatric intensive care
- Operating rooms
- Epilepsy monitoring
- Sleep center
- Emergency center
- Fetal center for advanced fetal interventions and fetal surgery with a special high-risk delivery unit
- Heart center
- Cardiovascular intensive care
- Renal dialysis
- Diagnostic imaging
- Acute care
- Onsite Texas Children’s urgent care location
The adjacent 170,000-square-foot outpatient facility will provide added value by directly connecting patients and their families to Texas Children’s numerous subspecialties, including cardiology, oncology, neurology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, fetal care, dialysis, and more.
While staying true to the traditional Texas Children’s look and feel, the new Texas Children’s Hospital North Austin Campus simultaneously will weave the unique culture and geography of Austin and the central Texas hill country into the facility.
An outdoor therapy space will serve as a respite for patients, families and employees, and each floor of the new hospital will display a different theme based on central Texas landscapes. In developing the building, Texas Children’s targeted a sustainability rating of two stars in the Austin Energy Green Building Program, worked to conserve condensate water for irrigation, and preserved approximately 40% of the existing trees on the property.