Two-year Mays Cancer Center renovation reaches successful completion

The new infusion/apheresis area located on Level 3 was among the project improvements.

Wednesday, Dec. 20, will mark the successful completion of a $28 million renovation project started more than two years ago at the Mays Cancer Center. The aim of the project was to provide expanded and more integrated patient care for the new UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital. Beginning December 2024, the new hospital will provide biomedical research, patient care and medical education to the community as well as focus on diseases like cancer that are prevalent in the region.

The Level 1 lobby was among the project improvements.

The Mays Cancer Center project encompassed more than 35 phases of work spread across multiple floors of the facility. Renovations include larger corridors and doors, enhanced building circulation, the addition of furniture to new clinic spaces and accessible parking and pedestrian ramps. Other improvements within the Grossman Building include a new emergency exit, food service venue and public corridors and elevator lobbies.

A new corridor on Level 4 was among the improvements.

“The capital investments made at the Mays Cancer Center during the past two years have transformed the patient care experience by creating several new specialty clinics,” said Michael Charlton, PhD, CHP, LMP, CIH, CSP, CHMM, vice president and chief facility planning officer, Facilities and Capital Planning. “This challenging project required teamwork from the clinical leadership of the Mays Cancer Center, Capital Projects, the UT Police Department and Environmental Health and Safety. The team really came together to make these patient safety improvements.”

The Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation area on Level 4 was expanded as part of the renovation project.

The Capital Projects Office managed both the design and construction contracts for the project with Alta Architects and Vaughn Construction as the construction manager and general contractor.

Since 2008, the construction firm has worked with the health science center to build the South Texas Research Facility (STRF), the Center for Oral Health Care and Research, the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies and connector bridge to the STRF, and most recently, the new Multispecialty and Research Hospital with the Tom C. Frost Skybridge to the Mays Cancer Center.




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