Victory Medical Center Breaks Ground in Northwest San Antonio

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor Victory Healthcare recently broke ground on a new medical center in Northwest San Antonio. The first phase includes an 84,000-square-foot acute-care hospital. Plans call for a second phase, which includes a structure similar in size to the first building, housing medical office space, according to the San Antonio Business Journal. [...]

Victory Healthcare recently broke ground on a new medical center in Northwest San Antonio. The first phase includes an 84,000-square-foot acute-care hospital.

Plans call for a second phase, which includes a structure similar in size to the first building, housing medical office space, according to the San Antonio Business Journal. The new medical project is planned for a spring 2013 completion. It will include 25 oversize patient suites, with concierge services, six oversize surgical suites and three special-procedure rooms with state-of-the-art equipment. The hospital will also have 10,000 square feet of dedicated clinic space.

News on the healthcare project goes back to the autumn of 2011, when the San Antonio Express-News wrote that the hospital on the Northwest Side would be 95,000 square feet in size and would cost about $49 million to build, including land and equipment. The project is located on 10 acres of a 98-acre parcel known as The Landmark, the site of a proposed mixed-use development.

When complete, the Victory Medical Center San Antonio hospital will employ 250 people.

Meanwhile, a recent analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America shows that the San Antonio/New Braunfels metro area saw a 6 percent increase in construction, year-over-year. The San Antonio Business Journal adds that the local construction industry is reporting a total of 42,800 employees — up by 2,400  from the 40,400 reported at the end of January 2011.

The San Antonio metro area was one of 169 out of the 337 largest metros in the United States where employment increased between January 2011 and 2012.