HOUSTON – Texas Children’s Hospital, the only nationally ranked hospital in Texas – tied for #3 as the best pediatric hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report – announced it has selected McCarthy Building Companies (McCarthy) and Dynamic Systems, Inc. (DSI) to build its freestanding children and women’s hospital in Austin. Previously announced, the $450 million project is part of the hospital’s ongoing desire to serve families in Austin and Central Texas.
“McCarthy is excited to partner with a Mechanical Contractor who has experience with medical facilities and long-term presence in the Austin market,” remarked Jeff Will, Project Manager with McCarthy.
Set to open in Q4 2023 on the North Austin Presidio property, the 48-bed, 360,000 square-foot hospital will provide: neonatal intensive care; pediatric intensive care; operating rooms; an epilepsy monitoring unit; sleep center; emergency center; labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum care; diagnostic imaging; acute care; an on-site Texas Children’s Urgent Care location; and approximately 1,200 free parking spaces. It will also offer expert care for numerous pediatric subspecialties – including heart, cancer, brain, lung, gastroenterology, and rheumatology care, among others, as well as a dialysis unit and a Maternal-Fetal Medicine clinic.
Working closely with McCarthy Building Companies, Dynamic Systems, Inc., and architect Page, Texas Children’s will participate in the Austin Green Building Council program to design, build and sustain healthy facilities for Austin communities. Currently Texas Children’s has 84 employees and 25 physicians in Austin and the organization looks forward to continuing to grow and expand its Austin-based family. This project will bring an estimated 400 new jobs to the Austin area.
Since opening the organization’s first health care location in 2018, Texas Children’s continues to further deliver on its vision and promise to meet Central Texas families’ needs by way of this state-of-the-art facility specifically for children and women. To learn more, visit https://texaschildrensaustin.org/.
About Texas Children’s Hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Tower for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. The organization also created Texas Children’s Health Plan, the nation’s first HMO for children; has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country, Texas Children’s Pediatrics; Texas Children’s Urgent Care clinics that specialize in after-hours care tailored specifically for children; and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.