H-E-B donates $5 million to Children's Hospital of SA

Phase one of new emergency department to open next week


In anticipation of the Children's Hospital of San Antonio opening the first phase of its new emergency department next week, H-E-B has announced a major donation.

On Wednesday morning, the grocery chain announced that it would give $5 million during an unveiling ceremony for its new H-E-B Emergency Department and outpatient pediatric service center known as KidSTOP.

Phase one of the new department features 28 private rooms, soundproof flooring, ambient lighting with soothing decorative colors, state-of-the-art trauma and resuscitation equipment, radiology and imaging suites within the unit and dedicated elevators that lead directly to the hospital's operating rooms.

"Our H-E-B Emergency Department and KidSTOP locations are usually the very first experience children, and their families, have in a hospital setting," said Elias Neujahr, president of the Children's Hospital of San Antonio. "We want to make sure their experience is as pleasant as possible, in a fully focused, family-centered environment with our team of pediatric experts caring for them."

During a recent tour of the facility, Mayor Ivy Taylor said she welcomed the world class care the hospital would provide.

"As a parent, I never want to have a reason to take my daughter to the emergency department. But if that visit were ever necessary, it's a blessing that the Children's Hospital of San Antonio and KidSTOP will be there to offer comfort and healing to children and families," Taylor said.

The newly dedicated H-E-B Emergency Department will begin seeing patients at its new location on Tuesday, March 3. Phase two will open later this year.

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