2022 HEALTH CARE EDITION
ST. DAVID’S HEALTHCARE
St. David’s announced a $953 million expansion plan that includes building three new hospitals and expanding capacity at ve. Two completed projects are not listed.
St. David’s Medical Center Number of new beds: 35 Space added: 18,502 sq. ft. Cost: $43 million Estimated completion: 2023 St. David’s North Austin Medical Center Number of new beds: 32 Space added: 21,214 sq. ft. Cost: $145.9 million (includes the Women’s Center of Texas project) Estimated completion: 2022 St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center Number of new beds: 34 Space added: 63,194 sq. ft. Number of new beds: 52 Size: 365,000 sq. ft. Cost: $485 million Estimated completion: February 2024 NEW CONSTRUCTION TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL by 45.9% while the sup- ply is expected to increase by 38.1%, creating a de¢- cit of 8,424 nurses across a 30-county region, according to Texas Department of State Health Services data. However, leaders said the long lead time for construc- tion allows them to recruit and train sta ahead of a new facility opening.
Cost: $53.1 million Estimated completion: N/A St. David’s South Austin Medical Center Number of new beds: 54 Space added: 194,290 sq. ft. Cost: $168 million Estimated completion: 2024 Women’s Center of Texas at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center Number of new beds: 122 Space added: 166,369 sq. ft. Cost: $145.9 million (includes North Austin Medical Center project) Estimated completion: 2023
Behavioral health hospital Number of new beds: 80 Size: 63,000 sq. ft. Cost: $33.8 million Estimated completion: 2024 NEW CONSTRUCTION
Leander hospital Number of new beds: 34 Size: 150,000 sq. ft. Cost: $142.5 million Estimated completion: 2024
Kyle hospital* Number of new beds: 34 Size: 160,000 sq. ft. Cost: $185 million Estimated completion: 2024
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*LAND NOT BOUGHT YET
SOURCES: ASCENSION TEXAS, ST. DAVID’S HEALTHCARE, TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITALCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
This hospital, located near US 183 and SH 45 N, represents the Houston-based system’s ¢rst in Austin. The 52-bed hospital is expected to open to patients in February 2024, Texas Children’s Executive Vice President Michelle Riley- Brown said. She said she hopes the hospital is a resource to the growing North Austin sub- urbs where she believes there is enough demand for both pediatric facilities. “By having a hospital here, families and women and children will have choices as to health care,” Riley-Brown said. “We think it’s going to complement and actually bene¢t Austin as a whole.” Texas Children’s purchased land in 2019 near I-35 and SH 45 SE in South Austin, but has not announced development
“We’re trying to make sure that we provide access as our patients are moving into those [outlying] communi- ties,” Daghestani said. Scaling challenges Rapidly scaling up physi- cal footprints poses a number of challenges to health care systems, namely stang, ocials said. The new Texas Children’s Hospital alone is expected to require 700-800 employees, and the Kyle and Leander St. David’s hospitals will each create 200 jobs. Statewide, health care workers are already in high demand and short supply as many left the workforce during the pandemic. Exacerbating the prob- lem is a shortage of regis- tered nurses. From 2018-32 demand for nurses in Central Texas is projected to grow
plans at this time. Born said while only a por- tion of the population will need hospital services at a given time, both children and adults will need primary care services. As such, most health systems are adding and acquiring physicians to provide this care. Austin Regional Clinic, an Austin-based provider of primary and outpatient mul- tispecialty services, added clinics in Dripping Springs, Georgetown and Liberty Hill in the last three years, and it now oers 32 locations throughout Central Texas. ARC CEO Dr. Anas Daghes- tani said where and when ARC builds clinics is driven in large part by where patients and sta live. He said next year ARC is opening clinics in West- lake, Elgin and Goodnight Ranch in Southeast Austin.
The Houston-based women’s and children’s health care provider is building its rst Austin hospital.
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“I think we are all out there trying to ¢gure out how do we grow in Central Texas—how do we get the resources and the sta we need to be able to provide for patients in our commu- nities?” Watson said.
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