A groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new University Health System (UHS) family health clinic to serve the eastside of San Antonio.
KAI Texas is providing architecture and MEP engineering on the $5 million clinic, which will bear the name of pioneering African American physician Dr. Robert M. Hilliard. The new clinic will replace the existing Eastside Clinic and will be constructed on a two-acre plot near the new San Antonio Housing Authority Wheatley Choice Neighborhood.
UHS and the design team engaged various members of the public and surrounding communities and agencies to make the clinic responsive to the specific needs of the population, with flexibility to accommodate its changing needs, said Derwin Broughton, KAI Texas senior project architect/project manager.
The new Robert M. Hilliard Center, which is expected to open in late 2017, is designed with 16 exam and consultation rooms, a four-room dental suite, two procedure rooms, 10 offices, an X-ray lab, and a pharmacy.