Contractor Kick-off Meeting this Saturday is Open to All

February 25, 2010

Contact:
Leni Kirkman, 210-358-2335/Pager: 203-3300 or Laura Jesse, 210-335-0073/Mobile: 787-9038

Contractor Kick-off meeting this Saturday is open to all

BACKGROUND: University Health System’s $899.4 million Target 2012: Capital Improvement Program is one of the largest construction projects in San Antonio history. It will position the academic medical center and Level I trauma center at University Hospital, owned by the taxpayers of Bexar County, to meet the hospital needs of our growing region well into the future. It will also significantly expand University Health System - Robert B. Green Campus to provide even greater access to the latest outpatient diagnostic and treatment options in a convenient location.

In addition to these much-needed health facilities, the project is also providing a welcome “shot it the arm” to the Bexar County economy – as University Health System is working closely with Bexar County Commissioners to assure that as much of the work as possible is done by local businesses and construction subcontractors.

Anyone hoping to work on either of these two major construction projects is welcome to attend a free informational meeting this weekend to learn more about upcoming opportunities. This Contractor Kick-off meeting will be Sat., Feb. 27 from 8 a.m. to noon at St. Philip’s College.

WHAT: Announcement of local Contractor Kick-off for $899.4 million project

WHO: Bexar County Commissioner, Pct. 2, Paul Elizondo
University Health System President/CEO George B. Hernández, Jr.
University Health System VP, Facilities & Project Management Mark Webb
Target 2012 program team members

WHEN: Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Bexar County Commissioners Court Foyer
Bexar County Courthouse, Suite 1.20, 100 Dolorosa, San Antonio
More information on the project is available online at www.UniversityHealthSystem.com/cip.