The new hospital will have 150 inpatient beds, 230 outpatient exam rooms, as well as a range of facilities including for multi-team surgery and bone marrow transplants.
The facility is planned as a collaboration between the University of Texas’s MD Anderson Cancer Center – based in the city of Houston – and the University of Texas at Austin.
The facility will be comprised of two separate buildings – one serving as the new university hospital, and the other as the university’s new cancer centre.
In addition to being a major healthcare facility in the city, the new hospital is also expected to be a hub of new medical development. Jay Hartzell, President of the University of Texas at Austin explained: “We won’t be simply building a traditional academic medical center or one that exists on the island. We have an opportunity … to build an academic medical center that is linked to a top research university and driven by innovations in technology, digital health, data science, artificial intelligence, robotics, material science and more.”
Elsewhere in the US, a new seven-story hospital was opened in San Marcos, California, earlier this month.