Bexar County Hospital District adopts plan for 2 new community facilities
The Bexar County Hospital District launched a $950 million capital improvement program on June 21 to build two new community hospitals in underserved areas of the county.
University Hospital in Bexar County
Doing business as University Health System, the district will work with the County Commissioners Court to issue $500 million in certificates of obligation to help fund construction of a hospital at a Retama site in northeastern Bexar County and one at a site near Texas A&M-San Antonio in the southern rural section of the county. The district would contribute $450 million from cash reserves to the projects.
Based on the proposed clinical program requirements to develop the two community acute care hospitals and medical office buildings, staff estimates a preliminary project cost of $950 million.
The community hospital campuses will focus on general medicine, obstetrics, general surgery, cardiac, and orthopedics while allowing the district to shift inpatient activity to the two new facilities to provide additional capacity at University Hospital for more complex medical and surgical patients.
Specific campus developments anticipated for both sites include:
- Construction and equipping of a community hospital, including four floors totaling 140 beds, with a footprint estimated at 446,579 square feet. One additional floor would be included as shell-space enabling potential future development.
- An adjoining medical office building, integrated with the hospital, including physician offices for employed and community physicians as well as other clinical services and administrative space.
Facility design will be the same for both locations and will take approximately 12 months. Construction will be about 28 months, for a total completion time of 40 months.