Health Science Center Facilities Management personnel are putting the finishing touches on converting the former Medical Centre Plaza, a five story building at the corner of Wurzbach and Fredericksburg, into the Professional Administrative Resource Center (PARC).
The PARC will provide the Health Science Center with an additional 100,000 gross square feet of space.
Crews are in the final stages of renovating the PARC’s fourth and fifth floors, which will house faculty and staff offices for primary care, otolaryngology, neurology, cardiology, urology and ophthalmology, as well as the UT Medicine administrative office. All of these areas are moving from the seventh and eighth floors of the Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC) on Floyd Curl. That move will take place in mid-February.
Also, the San Antonio Medical Foundation, the founders and directors of the South Texas Medical Center, will office on the fifth floor.
The seventh and eighth floors of the MARC, in turn, will accommodate the clinical expansion of neurosurgery and neurology.
The third floor of the PARC will be occupied by Information Management, while the lower two floors will house the administrative functions of UT Medicine, such as revenue cycle billing and finance. Those employees are currently working out of leased space on Bitters Road. That move is expected to take place by early fall.
The UT System Board of Regents approved the acquisition of the building in August 2015. The purchase price was $12.3 million.