January 17, 2014
San Antonio, Texas (January 17, 2014) Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, a campus of Methodist Hospital, today opened its new 85,000-square-foot Intensive Care Unit Tower, continuing its commitment to serving the center city.
Greg Seiler, chief executive officer of the hospital, led H.B. Zachry, Jr., president of Zachry Interests, Inc., Charles A. Jeffreys, M.D., hospital chief of staff, Jeff Wilson, hospital chief operating officer, and Scott Cannon, Skanska USA project manager, in cutting a 105-foot-long red ribbon to officially open the new tower. A major expansion for the hospital, the tower includes expanded radiology and emergency department services, a new gastrointestinal lab, a 24-bed intensive care unit, and space for future growth. The new tower connects to the exhibiting building with a sky bridge that expands across
The hospital was built in 1973 as
“When my father was looking at the costs involved in the construction of the hospital, modular construction was a very cost effective method,” said Zachry.
“At that time, we were in a unique position to undertake the project based on our work on the Hilton Palacio Del Rio Hotel for HemisFair 1968. When we began the hospital project, we had a casting yard in
“As the first hospital in the country to use modular construction for its patient rooms,
The construction firm responsible for the new
The hospital campus has evolved and expanded over the years with the addition of a free-standing Women’s Pavilion, two additional medical office buildings and now this major expansion. Officials envision more growth in the near future as the footprint of the city center expands and the volume of patients increases due to a closure of adult health care services at a downtown hospital that occurred less than two years ago.
welcomes nearly 4,000 babies a year into the world in the Women’s Pavilion which opened in 2005 as the downtown area’s only stand-alone birthing center. Metropolitan Methodist Hospital Metropolitan Methodist Hospitalwas the first hospital in downtown to offer robotic surgery for complex procedures. San Antonio
Breast Centerwas the first in to receive accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and the first to have a certified breast patient navigator on staff. San Antonio
- The hospital has downtown’s largest emergency department.
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