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including seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers,
and two freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

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St. David’s North Austin Medical Center Opens First Phase of $83-Million Women’s Hospital— The First of its Kind in Central Texas

12/1/2008 12:00:00 AM

On Thursday, December 4, 2008, St. David’s North Austin Medical Center will open a portion of the new St. David’s Women’s Hospital of Texas—the region’s first women’s hospital. The first phase of the hospital will include a new women’s diagnostic imaging center, a fully-staffed and operational Breast Cancer Resource Center, state-of-the-art labor and delivery rooms, and cesarean section surgical suites.

AUSTIN, Texas—On Thursday, December 4, 2008, St. David’s North Austin Medical Center will open a portion of the new St. David’s Women’s Hospital of Texas—the region’s first women’s hospital. The first phase of the hospital will include a new women’s diagnostic imaging center, a fully-staffed and operational Breast Cancer Resource Center, state-of-the-art labor and delivery rooms, and cesarean section surgical suites.

The $83-million facility is slated for final completion in the spring of 2009.Upon completion this spring, St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas will encompass three stories and will be engineered to expand to eight stories, as needed. Ultimately, it will include physician offices of various specialties for women’s services and up to 6,000 square feet of retail space dedicated to women’s needs. Plans also call for a future Ambulatory Surgery Center dedicated to women’s surgical procedures.

“The St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas is quickly taking shape to be a place where women from across the region will come to receive the highest level of care at all stages of their lives,” Donald Wilkerson, CEO of St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, said. “The facility will provide the latest in healthcare technology while also providing a new standard in hospitality, from a healing garden with beautiful works of art to a lounge for new parents with comfortable chairs and wireless Internet access.”

The St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas is connected via a sky bridge to the second floor of the main St. David’s North Austin Medical Center where the renovated/expanded postpartum rooms and expanded Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are located.

“Our growth in women’s services at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center started with the longtime commitment of the Austin Diagnostic Clinic OB/GYN physicians and has continued with the addition of the Renaissance Women’s Group to our family of doctors in 2001, and more recently with groups such as OB/GYN North; Austin Women MDs, as well as a number of independent OB/GYN physicians,” Wilkerson said. “We are also delighted to note that the Austin Area Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fertility Group of physicians will be joining our physician team and relocating their offices to our new facility when it is complete. They are a perfect complement to the highly respected OB/GYNs that have been practicing here for years.”

St. David’s North Austin Medical Center

St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, a 228-bed full service hospital, combines convenience with state-of-the-art healthcare services. The future of healthcare is evident in the design of the 652,000 square foot facility, allowing covered and easy access to an extensive variety of inpatient and outpatient services. St. David’s North Austin Medical Center proudly serves Austin and surrounding communities with an open medical staff and more than 1,000 physicians in a variety of specialties. The hospital offers a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation program. For more information, please visit www.StDavids.com/sdnamc.aspx.

Elizabeth Christian & Associates Public Relations

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