At The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, we are compelled to end fragmented pediatric care in our community. We are inspired and intend to achieve Top Tier status, making us “the best place for the sickest children” and “the only place for every child.” Located downtown in the heart of San Antonio since 1959, The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio has always been the destination for children and families in need. We are currently undergoing a complete transformation of our hospital to include state-of-the-art critical care facilities, research space and family-centered amenities with a design focused on healing of bodies, minds and spirits.
CHRISTUS Health is making a substantial financial commitment to the project. Beyond the $250 million in plant and facilities, CHRISTUS Health is investing $135 million for demolition and new construction. Philanthropy is essential to our creating a world class, top tier, children’s hospital for our community.
In February 2013, the USAA Foundation announced a generous gift of $3 million to the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation. Spurred by their strong commitment to improving the lives of those in our community, the USAA Foundation made this gift to ensure that the children and families of South Texas have access to world class pediatric care.
More recently, The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation announced a $20 million grant from Goldsbury Foundation in April 2013, the single largest gift to CHRISTUS Santa Rosa in its 144 year history. The gift will be used to help create an environment of healing and hope for children and their families, as well as support innovative, collaborative initiatives focused on health, wellness and community outreach at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.
In July, Harvey E. Najim and the Najim Family Foundation donated $3 million to be used for construction; the gifts will be recognized in KidsSTOP and the Child Life Center.
Since the Children’s Hospital Foundation was established in 1955 to raise funds for the building of the children’s hospital, the board members have been steadfast in their commitment to generate the resources needed to support the life saving and health restoring care for children. The impact of these beacon gifts is significant in helping us provide the best care for the children of San Antonio and South Texas. We are so grateful to these community partners for their vision and their shared commitment to our children.