Texas Children’s Hospital eyes further expansion in Austin with purchases of land

This is the Estancia property that was purchased by Texas Children's on Dec. 10. (Courtesy Texas Children's Hospital)
This is the Estancia property that was purchased by Texas Children's on Dec. 10. (Courtesy Texas Children's Hospital)

This is the Estancia property that was purchased by Texas Children's on Dec. 10. (Courtesy Texas Children's Hospital)

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This is the Presidio property that was purchased by Texas Children's on Dec. 10. (Courtesy Texas Children's Hospital)
Texas Children’s Hospital is moving forward with its "commitment to expand their expert pediatric and maternal care" in the Austin area as it announced Dec. 10 the purchase of two plots of land, according to a news release.

The Houston-based health care organization is a provider of pediatric and women’s health services and first launched it services in Austin in March 2018.

On Dec. 10, the organization announced it had closed on the purchase of land in the Presidio development in Northwest Austin at the northeast corner of Lake Creek Parkway and SH 45 North. The other property is located off Puryear Road at I-35 in South Austin. The organization does not have confirmed plans to use the land, but it is "exploring options and assessing the needs of children and women in the community," according to the news release.

“We know Austin continues to be one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, and our goal is to help supplement and add value to the great health care options already available to Austin-area families,” said Michelle Riley-Brown, executive vice president at Texas Children’s, in a news release.

Since launching in Austin, Texas Children’s has expanded to five practices in Austin that offer services for children, including newborn and infant care; immunizations; hearing and vision screenings; camp, school and sports physicals; prenatal counseling; and well and sick child visits. It also opened the Texas Children's Urgent Care Westgate at 4477 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 400, Austin, in March 2018 and the Texas Children's Specialty Care Austin in October 2018 at 8611 N. MoPac, Austin.


“In June 2017, Texas Children’s first announced plans to extend our brand of pediatric and maternal care to the Austin community,” Texas Children’s President and CEO Mark A. Wallace said in a news release. “Eighteen months later, we have 62 employees and 23 physicians in Austin helping to deliver on our mission and intention of caring for the children and families in need of the expert care we provide, closer to home.”
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By Amy Denney

Amy has been reporting in community journalism since 2007. She worked in the Chicago suburbs for three years before migrating south and joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2010. Amy has been editor of the Northwest Austin publication since August 2012 and she is also the transportation beat reporter for the Austin area.


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