US Federal Properties Co. plans to break ground in mid-July on a new multistory Veterans Affairs outpatient campus near San Antonio’s SeaWorld. US Federal is a Kansas City-based firm that acquires, develops, finances and manages properties leased to the federal government.
The three-story San Antonio Northwest Health Care Center will cost approximately $68 million to develop and span nearly 237,000 square feet. It will feature a contemporary architectural design intended to provide what project leaders characterize as a “healing embrace.”
The new center is designed around six modules for patient-aligned care teams, or PACTs, on two floors. Those modules will accommodate 60 care and extended care teams supporting 128 exam rooms. Each PACT group will embrace a holistic approach to care and will include a pharmacist, mental health provider and case workers.
Leawood-based architecture firm Hoefer Welker designed the project, which also will house general health, telehealth and women’s health personnel. It will offer general and mental health services, surgery, imaging, laboratory services, a pharmacy and CT/MRI services on-site. In addition, patients will have access to a 50-chair dental clinic, a dental surgery suite and a prosthetics lab.
“It’s a very comprehensive project. It’s a hospital without the overnight beds,” said Hosam Habib, a principal and director of design at Hoefer Welker.