2012 was a very busy year for the South Texas Medical Center. Two more intersections were improved and another almost completed by the Medical Center Alliance and City of San Antonio. A record number of inpatient and outpatient services were provided; several new buildings were completed or had groundbreakings and VIA Primo was launched.
Outpatient visits reached five and one half million with inpatient stays exceeding one hundred five thousand. There were approximately $200 million of medically related research grants received, primarily at the UTHSCSA. There are currently approximately 50,000 employees in the medical center.
Construction was completed or is underway for the VA’s Polytrauma Center and transitional housing facility, a Fisher House to serve the Center, the UTHSCSA’s Center for Oral Health Care and the 400 bed addition at the University Health System. Recent construction projects exceed $2 billion with more to come. In addition, in 2012 the new South Texas Research Facility was dedicated.
Future road improvements were passed in the San Antonio Bond referendum which will alleviate congestion at Babcock Road and Hamilton Wolfe as well as Louis Pasteur and Ewing Halsell. Way finding signs are also being added and modified for ease in finding popular locations and medians are being landscaped.
We welcome the public to use the Foundation’s 2.2 mile walking-jogging trail, which includes seven exercise stations; parking is available on Hamilton Wolfe near Babcock as well as off Ewing Halsell just south of Hamilton Wolfe.
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