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News Release: Longtime San Antonio building/ infrastructure professional joins forces with nation’s leading healthcare facility developer

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, June, 29, 2017 – Alvaro Rizo-Patron has recently joined Hammes, the nation’s leading provider of healthcare building strategies, as the new Regional Vice President for the company’s growing Texas market.

Mr. Rizo-Patron has been involved in many of San Antonio’s most important capital projects, including the

San Antonio Airport Expansion, Bexar County Courthouse Restoration, Houston Street Re-Development, Convention Center Expansion, University Health System Robert B. Green Clinic, Kelly Air Force Base Realignment and Closure Re-Development, and Alamo College Bond Program, among others. He also is involved in several local civic organizations, having served on the boards of Centro Alliance, San Antonio Manufacturers Association and St. Mary’s University Alumni Association.

Hammes also recently opened an office in San Antonio, adding to its existing offices in Houston and Dallas. Hammes is anticipating supporting further development of San Antonio, which can provide a positive economic impact to the San Antonio community. Hammes has plans to invest in new real estate developments and capital acquisitions over the next few years.

“With Hammes, we can bring together facilities that support healthcare, education, and research and development organizations to create collaborative and innovative solutions to improve healthcare outcomes,” said Mr. Rizo-Patron.

Mr. Rizo-Patron has more than 30 years of leadership experience with major building and infrastructure projects, including many in the healthcare and education sectors. He has been responsible for quality delivery and customer satisfaction on more than 40 capital improvement projects collectively valued at over $12 billion. His extensive client list includes leading healthcare and education organizations such as UHS, Houston Methodist, San Antonio ISD, Dallas ISD, the UT System, and many others.

Prior to joining Hammes, Rizo-Patron served in several leadership positions at Jacobs and Parsons. He also worked at the Southwest Institute in various positions, including Principal Research Engineer for the Robotics & Automation Department.

“Alvaro’s experience is a wonderful fit for our clients in Texas and the Southwest, particularly academic medical centers,” said Chris Kay, Hammes President and COO. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the intersection of research and healthcare delivery, which will give him a unique perspective on our clients’ issues and challenges.”

Rizo-Patron earned his master’s degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from St. Mary’s University.

About Hammes Company

Hammes Company has been ranked by Modern Healthcare as the No. 1 healthcare facility developer for 16 years. Hammes has managed in excess of 57 million square feet of complex new, expansion, renovation, replacement, ambulatory care, and acute care projects with a value of over $23 billion for hospitals and health systems nationwide. Hammes represents extensive experience managing the planning, financing, development, construction, leasing, and management of non-acute and acute healthcare facilities.

Hammes has helped many of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations plan, implement, and manage facility strategies and solutions for more than a quarter of a century. The company delivers measurable results that help healthcare providers grow while meeting the unique health and wellness needs of their communities. Hammes is headquartered in greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and provides services through a network of regional offices strategically located across the country.


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