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San Antonio: University Health rolling out $61M pediatric trauma centerSan Antonio: University Health rolling out $61M pediatric trauma centerhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=125862016-03-28T05:00:00Z2016-03-28T19:00:00Z

​SAN ANTONIO - University Health System (UHS) is investing more than $60 million and is pursuing a new designation for its University Hospital in an effort to become a more formidable competitor in the pediatric arena.

UHS has operated for years as a Level I trauma facility, handing some of the most severely injured adult patients in San Antonio and South Texas.

Now, it’s working with the American College of Surgeons to secure similar top-level status for its pediatric trauma care.

Operating a Level I pediatric trauma center is an expensive proposition. It will require UHS to secure and retain additional resources—including highly trained medical teams and technology—that must be available to pediatric patients every day, around the clock.

The comprehensive pediatric strategy also includes a major renovation of University Hospital’s Horizon Tower.

The $61 million project will include the development of a separate pediatric emergency department, new pediatric operating rooms, a designated unit for pediatric heart patients and a center for pediatric patients with cancer and blood disorders.

Some of those new facilities, including the pediatric emergency department, will be completed later this year.
San Antonio Business Journal
San Antonio-New Braunfels
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