We are proud to honor Dr. Hilliard's service and legacy as we deepen our roots on San Antonio's East Side by offering families a state-of-the-art health center close to home," said Bexar County Hospital District Board of Managers Vice Chair Ira Smith Jr. "Ifs really impossible to measure the impact he had on the lives of his patients, the babies he brought into this world, and the many students and physicians he mentored," added Dr. Dianna Burns-Banks, Board of Managers secretary." We are delighted to be partnering with SAHA to create a center that will by worthy of the University Health System and Hilliard names." The Hilliard Center, located on a 2-acre parcel of land provided by SAHA. is strategically located and provides opportunity for future growth. The partnership between the health system and the local housing authority is an innovative one. with significant funding for construction and equipment coming from the Texas 1115 Medicaid Waiver. The Waiver's Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program enables health organizations like University Health System to receive federal funding for projects that will result in improved access and outcomes for patients. "The best partnerships are founded on mutual interests and goals. And our vision to improve health access and health outcomes is perfectly aligned with SAHA's vision for transformation and revitalization," said George B. Hernandez Jr . University Health System president/CEO. "Together, we are committed to making a positive difference for this community and the people who live here." 'Without our health we have nothing," said Dr. Morris Stribling, chairman of the SAHA Board. "At this location, individuals and families will have access to the services and health education resources needed to tackle the health problems plaguing this community such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, prematurity and asthma." The Hilliard Center property is located in an area designed as a Promise Zone by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. San Antonio is the only community in the nation to receive a Promise Zone designation. as well as three White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative grants to bolster children's educational achievement, foster community development. and improve safety and security. The $5 million center will serve as a prototype for future University Health System outpatient clinical locations. It is expected to open in late 2017.
2016 See How We See Annual Report
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