Healing Hands mosaic to celebrate ties between a new, state-of-the-art health center and the people it will serve

Family and friends of Dr. Robert L.M. Hilliard, namesake of University Health System’s future East Side health center, patients and other stakeholders will have their handprints incorporated in a new mosaic

BACKGROUND: When it opens its doors at the end of the year, the Dr. Robert L.M. Hilliard Center — University Health System’s newest healthcare center — will bring much-needed health services to those living and working on the city’s East Side.

And to celebrate the ties between the Hilliard Center and those neighborhoods it will serve, Reginald Adams, a Houston-based public artist, has been commissioned to create Healing Hands — a mosaic that will incorporate handprints from community members, patients, staff and those close to the late Dr. Hilliard.

The handprints will be collected on Tuesday, July 11 at the Carver Community Cultural Center. The mural will eventually be displayed in the lobby of the Hilliard Center.

The $8 million, 12,000-square-foot center, under construction on a two-acre site provided by the San Antonio Housing Authority, will offer primary care, women’s and children’s services, and more. It is the first University Health System facility named in honor of a person since its founding hospital opened downtown as the Robert B. Green Memorial Hospital in 1917, and the Green’s outpatient clinic was named for philanthropist Lady Brady in 1978. 

Collection of handprints for Healing Hands, a mural commissioned for the new Dr. Robert L.M. Hilliard Center.

Friends and colleagues of Dr. Robert L.M. Hilliard, other stakeholders

10 a.m. Tuesday, July 11

Carver Community Cultural Center Administrative Building, 215 N. Hackberry St.

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