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Community Hospitals Construction Project

Community Hospitals Construction Project

University Health is constructing two new community hospitals. The community hospital contracts have aspirational goals of 75% local vendor participation and a 40% Small, Minority, Women and Veteran Business Enterprise (SMWVBE).

For current bid opportunities, please visit University Health Bonfire or reach out to the following contacts for more information.

University Health Retama Community Hospital

Layton Construction
Raymour Clarke, Supplier Diversity Manager

University Health Palo Alto Community Hospital and MOB

Turner Byrne SLM
Shermeka K. Hudson, Community & Citizenship Manager

Overview & Schedule

The University Health Retama Community Hospital and the University Health Palo Alto Community Hospitals are 160-bed hospitals with approximately 480,000 square feet. In addition to the hospitals, medical office buildings will also be constructed at roughly 105,000 square feet. Each building will be up to five stories, while the site includes parking for more than 2,500 vehicles.

Preconstruction interaction with the design is currently underway. This will continue through March 2024. Construction will begin in the first quarter of 2024 and will follow a 30-month schedule. Both hospitals will include:

  • Emergency operating rooms
  • Pre-op
  • PACU
  • Sterile processing
  • Clinical lab
  • Shell space
  • Pharmacy
  • LDRP
  • NICU
  • ICU
  • Medical surgery rooms

If you are not a certified vendor, please visit the local certification agency South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency at to learn about a free certification.

If you would like to register with University Health as a vendor please visit our vendor program page.