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

Phase one of new emergency department to open next week

SAN ANTONIO –  

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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