Community Health
11:08 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Children's Hospital Of San Antonio Announces Major Partnership

The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio has formally partnered the with Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Children’s Hospital.

"We now have world class partners who are recognized for the excellence of care they give," said CHRISTUS Health Regional CEO Pat Carrier.

The Texas Children’s Hospital will provide clinical expertise, and Baylor will employ, recruit and monitor the physicians.

"We want to be here to help train the future physicians," said Paul Kloutman,  president of Baylor College of Medicine. "We want to start residency and fellowship programs here. We want to integrate the entire hospital into our research mission, bring cutting-edge research in the fields of diabetes, of cancer."

The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio became a free standing children’s hospital last September when the downtown CHRISTUS Santa Rosa was decommissioned. It’s currently under reconstruction and will be through 2014.

The hospital has also received a $3 million grant from the USAA foundation to aid in the construction.