Baylor Scott & White continues plans to break ground on Oak Hill hospital


What we reported

In March Community Impact Newspaper broke news of plans for a 50-bed Baylor Scott & White hospital in Oak Hill. The 11-acre parcel of land, located at 5251 W. Hwy. 290, Austin, was formerly home to the Oak Hill Driving Range. Once constructed, the facility will be the second Baylor Scott & White hospital in Travis County.

The latest

Last spring Baylor Scott & White  attorney Henry Gilmore spoke with the Oak Hill Association of Neighborhoods to provide more details about the project—known as the Austin Medical Center. According to Gilmore, the 86,600-square-foot hospital is slated for a two-phase build out, and at completion will offer a full range of services, including inpatient and outpatient care. The aim of the hospital, Gilmore said, was to service the growing population in Oak Hill and Southwest Austin as well as provide jobs for the medical community.

What’s next

Baylor Scott & White planned to break ground on the hospital in the first quarter of 2018. The site plan is still under review by the city of Austin.

This story is one update from The January Issue. View the full list of Top 10 stories to follow in 2018 here.

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Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.
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