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Methodist Children's Hospital celebrates multi-million dollar expansion

Hospital adding almost 150 new rooms

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SAN ANTONIO – A new seven-story tower is about to open at Methodist Children's Hospital.

Several former patients led a ribbon cutting celebration Saturday.

The new tower includes 147 rooms, a dedicated children's imaging department with a new state-of-the-art CT scanner, an ultrasound room and X-ray rooms.

"The growing demands for children's services in San Antonio and South Texas really is what led to this,” Children’s Hospital CEO Robery Lenza said. “Our population continues to grow. A few years ago we realized we needed to build even more expansive rooms for our patients."

The expanded area added 15 new emergency rooms, bring the total to 40.

Built in 1998, Methodist Children's was the first hospital in South Texas designed specifically with kids in mind.

The new tower will be operational on June 6.

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