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A new healthcare center named for pioneering physician opens to serve the East Side

With a goal of improving the health of those living and working in neighborhoods east of downtown, University Health System’s Dr. Robert L.M. Hilliard Center officially opens its doors to the community with a celebration and ribbon-cutting Saturday.

The $8 million, 12,500-square-foot health center is located at 919 Locke St. on a two-acre site provided by the San Antonio Housing Authority. The state-of-the-art health center offers primary care, women’s and children’s services, and more. Endocrinology services will be added later this year.

Dr. Hilliard was a pioneering obstetrician-gynecologist who died in 2014. Over his distinguished career he delivered more than 14,000 babies. Fittingly, he had significant ties to both University Health System and SAHA during his career. He was the first African-American physician to receive specialty training at the Robert B. Green Memorial Hospital, and was a past chair of the San Antonio Housing Authority.

WHAT: Opening of University Health System’s Dr. Robert L. Hilliard Center

WHO: James Adams, Chair, Bexar County Hospital District Board of Managers George B. Hernández Jr., President/CEO, University Health System Bexar County Commissioner Precinct 4 Tommy Calvert Dr. Morris A. Stribling, Chair, San Antonio Housing Authority Dr. Monika Kapur, President/CEO University Medicine Associates Dr. Suhaib Haq, Medical Director, Dr. Robert. L.M. Hilliard Center Members of Dr. Hilliard’s family

WHEN: 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20

WHERE: Dr. Robert L.M. Hilliard Center, 919 Locke St.


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