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SACH moves forward with construction of state-of-the-art facilities

San Antonio Community Hospital (SACH) has reached another milestone in the construction progress of their new four-story patient tower and expanded emergency department.  The expansion project is the largest in the hospital’s 105-year history and will add 179,000 sq. ft. of new space. 

The new 4-story patient tower will be equipped with modern amenities and 92 private beds, 12 of which are critical care.  The expansion will also add 8,000 square feet to the hospital’s Emergency Department, an expansion long overdue to address current and future patient volume.  Plans also include a new fountain and front entry, main lobby, gift shop, and media education center.

While construction work is in full swing, there has been no impact to healthcare services for patients.  All hospital departments are fully operational.  The construction work is primarily taking place adjacent to the hospital with very little impact to the existing building other than a reconfigured main entrance. 

“This is an exciting time in our hospital’s history,” states Harris F. Koenig, President and Chief Executive Officer of SACH.  “While the outside construction is an extensive project, we are continuing to deliver the award-winning care we are known for.”

Because of the impact of this project, hospital officials have taken measures to reduce any inconvenience to patients and their families by offering free valet parking to all visitors.   The drive-up valet service is near the newly relocated front entrance.

Construction will be completed by mid-year in 2014. The COURIER will post updates as progress continues. Check out our photo gallery from a recent tour at SACH.

  • Hospital sign can easily be seen from San Bernardino Road.

    Hospital sign can easily be seen from San Bernardino Road....

  • Tour begins at entrance near the four-story patent tour.

    Tour begins at entrance near the four-story patent tour....

  • Overview of the construction site including the new fountain that will be near the hospital main entrance.

    Overview of the construction site including the new fountain tha...

  • View from the nursing station in the new ICU on the third floor.

    View from the nursing station in the new ICU on the third floor....

  • Mike Tracy leads the tour showing the massive amount of piping, duct work, wiring is necessary to complete the infrastructure.

    Mike Tracy leads the tour showing the massive amount of piping, ...

  • The ambulance entrance is larger to accommodate an increased flow of patients.

    The ambulance entrance is larger to accommodate an increased flo...

  • Looking outside at the new emergency entrance.

    Looking outside at the new emergency entrance....

  • View of an interior hallway in the tower.

    View of an interior hallway in the tower....

  • In an effort to be more earthquake proof, flexible wiring has been installed at key stress points throughout the buildings.

    In an effort to be more earthquake proof, flexible wiring has be...

  • There are huge windows of the new two-story grand lobby that will connect the existing hospital to the new patient tower and Emergency Department.

    There are huge windows of the new two-story grand lobby that wil...

  • The hospital entrance will have a redesigned main lobby, gift shop and media education center.

    The hospital entrance will have a redesigned main lobby, gift sh...

  • Members of the tour make their way outside from the main tower.

    Members of the tour make their way outside from the main tower....

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