Methodist Healthcare System to invest $60 million for expansion at its Stone Oak hospital

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Methodist Healthcare System plans to invest more than $60 million to expand its hospital in Stone Oak.

It's the latest health care organization to reach into its coffers to keep up with rising demand for services as continued growth in North Central San Antonio, especially in Stone Oak, is prompting providers to expand facilities.

Methodist's Stone Oak expansion will include a three-story structure housing more than 100,000 additional square feet of space constructed above an existing single-story building. Roughly 20,000 square feet of space in the existing floor will be renovated as part of the expansion project.

“This expansion will click into the existing space like a Lego piece,” Methodist Stone Oak Hospital CEO Marc Strode said.

The expansion will give Methodist Stone Oak more than 70 additional beds, including three dozen surgical step-down beds.

Methodist Stone Oak will also gain more space for women’s services and for its neonatal intensive care unit. The project will also add a 15-bed acute rehabilitation facility.

“The team here has been just about as creative as it can be with the existing space to take care of this community,” Strode said.

Construction on the expansion project, which will include a three-level parking garage, is expected to begin in first quarter 2016 and will take about 18 months to complete.

Strode said this will be the third expansion of Methodist Stone Oak since the hospital opened in 2009. It likely won’t be the last for the hospital, which Strode said was designed to ultimately accommodate some 400-plus beds.

“This gets us well over halfway there,” Strode said. “This is not the last expansion this Methodist campus will see.”