Capital Improvement Program Overview
Expanding to meet the healthcare needs of our growing community and trauma region.
At the time of construction, our Capital Improvement Program was the largest construction project in Bexar County history costing $899.4 million.
The million-square-foot 10-story Sky Tower at University Hospital in the South Texas Medical Center opened April, 2014.
The new 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 & 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:
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.
University Health System is seeking LEED Gold Certification at its new Sky Tower at University Hospital opened April 14, 2014.
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
The Capital Improvement Program also includes SaludArte, a Design Enhancement Public Art project, offering patients, visitors and staff the opportunity to find beautiful and peaceful spaces to uplift the spirit and provide positive distractions during stressful times.
Recognizing the role and vitality the cultural arts play in the life and community of Bexar County and San Antonio, the vision of the SaludArte program is to use Art to inspire healing, compassion, hope and trust. Reflect the community, improve the experience and promote the mission of University Health System through art and design enhancement while being good stewards of our financial and natural resources.
View our Robert B. Green Campus artwork.
View our University Hospital artwork.
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