Vanguard Health Systems, Nashville, said it will build a replacement for Southeast Baptist Hospital, San Antonio, part of Vanguard's five-hospital Baptist Health System there. The hospital will be built for 175 beds initially, but the campus will be large enough to accommodate 400 beds. Groundbreaking is expected to take place in mid-2006, with the hospital opening in late 2007 or 2008. Vanguard would not provide a cost estimate for the project. Southeast Baptist, which was built in 1971, needs to be replaced because its design hinders patient flow and its current site has limited room for expansion, Vanguard said. The company owns 19 hospitals in five states. -- by Vince Galloro
Vanguard plans replacement for San Antonio hospital
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