HHSC to Host Grand Opening Ceremony at San Antonio State Hospital April 9

Media Advisory
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Cecile Erwin Young
HHS Executive Commissioner
Tiffany Young, 512-424-6951

AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, April 9, to celebrate the grand opening of a new 300-bed replacement hospital for San Antonio State Hospital.

The Texas Legislature and Governor Greg Abbott approved approximately $357 million in funding to construct the new hospital, enhancing the state-of-the-art care HHSC staff provide while eliminating the challenges older buildings pose for modern health care.

Operating since 1892, San Antonio State Hospital offers inpatient adult psychiatric services to people in over 50 counties throughout South Texas.

WHAT: San Antonio State Hospital ribbon-cutting and remarks by state and community leaders. Media tours will be available immediately following the ceremony.

WHO (speakers include):

  • Cecile Erwin Young, HHS executive commissioner
  • Scott Schalchlin, HHSC deputy executive commissioner
  • Lavonne Garrison, Methodist Healthcare Ministries board chair

WHEN: 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

WHERE: San Antonio State Hospital main entrance; 6711 South New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio.

Reporters should RSVP to Tiffany.Young@hhs.texas.gov.

Visit the Changes to Texas State Hospitals page on the HHSC website for more information on state hospital construction projects.