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News Release: VA San Antonio Groundbreaking – Rescheduled



Veterans Affairs Healthcare Clinic Groundbreaking in San Antonio

Insights on why design is crucial for a Veteran’s healing process

Hosam Habib, AIA, Principal and Director of Design at Hoefer Wysocki has been an esteemed architect for more than 22 years. His most recent project, a three-story, 236,595-sq. ft. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) San Antonio Outpatient Clinic will welcome patients with a healing embrace – a grand curved front entrance that greets with intuitive wayfinding upon arrival. The design of the new clinic embraces the VA’s Patient Alignment Care Team (PACT) delivery model, a patient-driven, proactive, team-based approach to healthcare focused on wellness and prevention. Efficiency is also a driver of the clinic’s design. Groundbreaking is scheduled for July 12, 2019 at 10 a.m. CST, at the project site at the intersection of Highway 151 and Rogers Road, San Antonio.

The clinic is designed around six PACT modules on two floors accommodating a total of 60 care and extended care teams who will serve 128 exam rooms equipped for general health, telehealth and women’s health. Each PACT team, which embraces a holistic approach to care, will include a pharmacist, mental health provider and case workers, enabling care to be delivered in a patient-centered environment where services come to the patient. The new clinic will offer general and mental health, surgery, imaging, lab, pharmacy and CT/MRI services to the area’s 150,000 Veterans. The new San Antonio facility also will offer dental services in a clinic featuring 50 dental chairs, a dental surgery suite and a prosthetics lab.

“With the growing number of Veterans in our nation, it is imperative that their healthcare needs are fully addressed,” said Hosam Habib, AIA, Principal, Director of Design at Hoefer Wysocki. “This clinic is designed to empower Veterans to gain ready access to healthcare, to enable providers to deliver the highest quality care, and to engage and improve the community. To that end, the design of each clinic is inspired by its community context, the site and its topography, and a spirit of compassion for our Veterans.”

In collaboration with USFP, which develops, finances, owns and operates federal government-leased properties, Hoefer Wysocki is leading the architectural and interior design of the new healthcare clinic. “We have partnered with Hoefer Wysocki for more than 20 years on public-private projects across the country. Together we’ve successfully delivered 1.6 million square feet of VA clinics and GSA facilities,” explains Rick Baier, Principal, USFP. “The community impact is virtually immeasurable. But knowing that we’re able to continue the mission of helping bring care to those who served in the Armed Forces is an incredible honor.”

Hosam Habib is a leader in healthcare facility design and has dedicated much of his career creating solutions that meet the specialized needs of U.S. Veterans, a demographic with a multitude of challenges. Habib goes beyond the purely medical functions by considering the patient’s journey and the emotional aspects of the healthcare experience. The issue of Veterans healthcare is paramount, especially because this segment of the population receives more than 40,000 cancer diagnoses per year and experiences mental health issues at a significantly higher rate than civilians.

About Hoefer Wysocki: 

Founded in 1996, Hoefer Wysocki is a multidisciplinary architecture, planning, interior design, medical equipment planning and clinical technology consultancy known for collaborating with clients to create performance-driven solutions. From offices in Kansas City and Dallas, the firm works with clients in healthcare, higher education, government and commercial markets on projects across the U.S. For more information, please visit hoeferwysocki.com.

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Bill Hess, bhess@hoytorg.com

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