Texas Children's Hospital announced plans for $201m multi-year expansion project

WCN Editorial Team 27 Jul 2021 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Texas Children's Hospital has announced plans for a $201m multi-year expansion project at the Texas Children's Pavilion for Women in the Texas Medical Center.

The expansion project includes the transformation of the former Baylor Clinic building at 6620 Main St. into part of the Texas Children's sprawling campus in the Texas Medical Center.

The building will be renamed as Main Tower and will be connected to the Pavilion for Women with a new skybridge.

This will expand the campus by providing an additional 190,000ft2 of usable space to the Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility that is focused on high-risk births.

This expansion project will be completed in three phases, where the first phase will include relocation of the Women's Assessment Center from Pavilion for Women’s 11th floor to the first floor and the 11th floor will be backfilled with a 14-bed induction and observation unit.

The second phase will include preparation of the Main Tower for occupancy and the outpatient OB/GYN practices will be moved from the Pavilion for Women to Main Tower.

During the third phase, the Pavilion for Women will be backfilled with additional inpatient care capacity.

The expansion project's first phase is anticipated to be completed in the spring of 2022 and is slated for completion in 2024.

Baylor College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology professor and chair and Texas Children's Pavilion for Women OB/GYN-in-Chief Michael Belfort said: “This expansion plan will not only allow us to increase our delivery volume by about 30%, but will also allow us have more space for specialized clinics and specific programs that will cater to women at every stage of life.

“Patients come from all across the country and the globe to access our world-renowned medical experts and the full continuum of care we offer mothers and babies.

“We are looking forward to increasing our capacity to offer the best care to every woman and child, from the healthiest to the sickest.”

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Rendering of the new building in the Texas Medical Center. Credit: CannonDesign.

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