University Health System Approves Purchase of Planned Hospital Site at VIDA

The University Health (UH) Board of Managers unanimously approved the purchase of 68-acres on the city’s south side. Located at the corner of S. Zarzamora and Jaguar Parkway, the parcel is part of the 600-acre VIDA community situated between Texas A&M University – San Antonio and Palo Alto College.

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Aerial view of the VIDA community , and Texas A&M – San Antonio.  University Health purchased 68 acres at the corner of S. Zarzamora and Jaguar Parkway (mid-lower left)

Planned for an acute care suburban hospital, the acquisition is an important part of University Health’s growth strategy in response to the increase in Bexar County population that is expected to rise at an even faster pace over the next 10 years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and Texas Demographic Center. University Health acquiring property in a timely manner to assure the potential of future growth. No timelines have been set with regard to design and construction services of facilities.

Much of the area’s growth is centered around A&M-San Antonio and the VIDA community, slated to have 4,000 residential units at buildout. In addition to single family homes, duplexes, townhomes, apartments and student housing, VIDA will also feature the expansive Madla Greenway and trail system and a vibrant retail center across from A&M – San Antonio. First single family homes in VIDA will be available in early 2022, with apartments to follow.

“We’re thrilled to welcome University Health to VIDA and to the south side community,” said Thad Rutherford, President & CEO of SouthStar Communities and owner and developer of VIDA. “Their presence affirms VIDA’s community pillars of wellbeing, artful living, innovation and connectivity. Their mission of improving good health through compassionate patient care, innovation and education is an ideal fit for the area.”

University Health is the only locally owned and operated health system in San Antonio and Bexar County and takes to heart its responsibility to serve present day and future health needs of the community. With a mission to improve good health in San Antonio through high-quality, compassionate care, UH leads with innovation to keep patients well.

University Health’s location selection establishes its presence in one of the fastest growing regions of the city, as seen in the VIDA development, the ambitious expansion projects at A&M -San Antonio and Palo Alto College, and growth among major employers including Toyota Texas, TJX, and Navistar.

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