Main Methodist Hospital

Main Methodist Hospital Expansion

(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS) – The main Methodist Hospital expansion in San Antonio, Texas, is Methodist Hospital’s largest construction project to date. The current campus expanded by a total of 445,000 square feet on completion, which included substantial expansion and renovation of the current Methodist Children’s Hospital. With this expansion, more than 90 percent of patient rooms are private facilities designed to provide industry-leading care for patients and their families.


The project team for this major expansion includes architects, engineers, and multiple contractors, with ownership by the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). The building as a whole comprises 850,000 square feet, with a mechanical/plumbing volume of $46 million. Brandt’s role in the main Methodist Hospital inspection is as a provider of mechanical and plumbing services for the entire expansion. The timeline runs from June 2014 through June 2017.

The children’s facilities at the Methodist Hospital are already a vibrant part of the existing hospital. The children’s emergency room is the busiest pediatric emergency facility in the nation, known for exemplary pediatric care. The current project will expand the Children’s emergency department to 40 beds and the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) to 94 beds, as well as create a new entrance for the Children’s Hospital. The crown jewel of the children’s facility construction is a 6-story patient care tower.


The adult hospital campus will undergo major improvements as well, including a new entrance to the campus designed to be more accessible for women coming to the facility for labor and delivery. Furthermore, the central tower of the hospital was significantly expanded, and the adult emergency department added 48 treatment rooms. A nine-story parking garage rounded out the expansion.

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Owner: Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)

Contractor: I.C. Thomasson Associates


Start/Completion Dates: 06/2014 – 06/2017

Project Size: 600,000 SF

Brandt Role: Mechanical and Plumbing Services