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Historic Capital Improvement Program

Historic Capital Improvement Program

At the time of construction, our Capital Improvement Program was the largest construction project in Bexar County history, costing $899.4 million.

University Hospital

The million-square-foot 10-story Sky Tower at University Hospital in the South Texas Medical Center opened in April 2014.

The Sky Tower includes:

  • Expanded Emergency Department (84 beds)
  • Two floors of surgical suites (35 total operating rooms)
  • 420 new private inpatient hospital rooms, some with private courtyards and the capability to be converted to suites (for a total of 716 rooms)
  • Convenient room service for patient meals
  • Advanced technology throughout
  • Three healing gardens to provide respite for patients, visitors and staff
  • Comfortable areas for families to gather
  • Ample parking in newly designed garage and surface lots

Robert B. Green Campus

A 269,000 square foot six-story Clinical Pavilion on the historic Robert B. Green Campus Downtown opened in January 2013.

Comprehensive services include:

  • Primary care, specialists and preventive health services
  • Pediatric Comprehensive care to include primary care and over a dozen specialty care services
  • Radiology, including nuclear medicine, CAT scan, MRI, mammography, X-ray and ultrasound
  • Outpatient surgery center
  • Laboratory services
  • Pharmacy

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

The Sky Tower at University Hospital and the Clinical Pavilion at Robert B. Green Campus have been awarded the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold Certification for its environmentally friendly design and construction.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized rating system that provides third-party verification of green buildings. Those ratings are based on factors such as sustainability, water and energy efficiency, materials use and indoor air quality.

LEED-certified buildings are designed to:

  • Lower operating costs and increase asset value
  • Reduce waste sent to landfills
  • Conserve energy and water
  • Be healthier and safer for occupants
  • Reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions
  • Qualify for tax rebates, zoning allowances and other incentives in hundreds of cities

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