San Antonio Children's Hospital adds top-level trauma centerSan Antonio Children's Hospital adds top-level trauma centerhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=16432015-02-25T11:24:00Z2015-02-25T00:00:00Z

SAN ANTONIO - Grocery giant H-E-B is giving $5 million to Children’s Hospital of San Antonio to help transform the downtown pediatric hospital’s emergency department into a sophisticated, top-level trauma center.

The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio unveiled the first phase of its new emergency room. The first phase will span 15,000 sf and feature 28 private patient rooms.

The department also will contain two trauma rooms capable of caring for up to eight children at a time — four patients in each room, hospital officials said.

The improvements are part of the ongoing renovations to transform Children’s Hospital, part of the Christus Santa Rosa Health System, into a top-tier, stand-alone pediatric hospital featuring a residency program.

The emergency room will grow even larger in the next year to 18 months, expanding to 30,000 sf and accommodating 48 beds in private rooms.

That will be more than four times larger than the previous emergency room, which was 7,000 sf.

San Antonio Express-News
San Antonio-New Braunfels
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