University Health System plans construction of new Women and Children's hospital
SAN ANTONIO — University Hospital is getting closer to a massive expansion project to help women and children in the community.
The hospital is looking for construction companies owned by women, minorities and veterans to be part of the construction of a new Women and Children’s hospital.
The tower is part of a $452 million hospital expansion project.
“We need to have more priority on health for women and health for babies especially right after they are born,” said Leni Kirkman, spokesperson for University Health System
The tower will house 179 beds, a 24-bassinet nursery, three heart catheterization labs and space for 123 beds. The hospital board also approved the health system’s plan to seek level 4 designation as a maternal care program, the highest level of maternity care. They plan to eventually have over 300 beds in the tower.
The Health System is looking for any registered Small, Minority, Women and Veteran Owned Business Enterprises (SMWVBE) to come to an event this Saturday at St Philip's College on the east side.
"We are a big driver of the economy and keeping as many of our dollars local as possible is really important for us," Kirkman said.