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Two children’s hospitals coming to Austin
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NORTHWEST AUSTIN CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BREAKS GROUND Before the end of 2022, the rst children’s hospital located in Williamson County is expected to open. Ocials from Ascension Texas as well as local elected ocials were on-site in Northwest Austin on May 13 to break ground on the upcoming Dell Children’s Medical Center North. The 187,000-square-foot, four-story hospital is scheduled to open in November 2022 with 36 beds dedicated to emergency pediatric care. The rst oor will house a dedicated emergency department; the second and third oors will include operating rooms and 36 beds; and the fourth oor could accommodate a future expansion of an additional 72 beds. The health care network is also building a 60,000-square-foot medical oce building on the site of its upcoming Northwest Austin campus to house medical specialists and provide pediatric care for outpatient services. Dell Children’s ocials said in 2020 when the plans were announced that the new hospital is intended to serve the growing Williamson County population. “As all that growth happens in the
TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL SCHEDULED TOOPEN IN 2024 A new 365,000-square-foot, 52-bed hospital for children and women is coming to Northwest Austin. Texas Children’s Hospital will break ground on the facility at 9835 N. Lake Creek Parkway in 2021 and plans to open the facility by 2024. In April, Texas Children’s announced the address for the facility and released renderings. According to the health care network, the hospital is intended to address a need for expanded pediatric, fetal and OB-GYN care in Central Texas, and will include neonatal intensive care as well as pediatric intensive care. An adjacent 170,000-square-foot outpatient building will connect patients and families to Texas Children’s subspecialties, according to the release. The Houston-based health care network entered the Austin market in 2018 when it opened an urgent care facility on South Lamar Boulevard. In addition to that facility, Texas Children’s now has 10 pediatric primary care locations in Austin. In December 2019, Texas Children’s announced it had purchased two tracts of land in Austin for future development. The North Austin location will become the new children’s hospital.
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A representative from Texas Children’s said June 1 that the health care network has no plans to announce for the South Austin tract, located near the intersection of Puryear Road and I-35. Space: 365,000 square feet Beds: 52 Timeline: scheduled to open by March 2024
northeast, north and northwest sections of Austin, we can provide the same level of care for people who live up north as we do in Central Austin without them having to go up and down I-35,” Dell Children’s President Christopher Born said. Space: 187,000 square feet Beds: 36 Timeline: November 2022
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