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December Groundbreaking Marks Official Home of Baptist Emergency Hospital Zarzamora

South San Antonio’s first new hospital in more than 30 years slated to open in 2016.

With December-like temperatures in the air, Baptist Emergency Hospital officials, along with Emerus leadership and community dignitaries, broke ground earlier this month on what will soon be the newest hospital in south San Antonio- Baptist Emergency Hospital Zarzamora.  

The 38,500-square-foot micro-hospital, which is scheduled to open in late 2016, will be the the first new hospital the area has seen in more than 30 years. 

Event speakers included Baptist Health System President and CEO Graham Reeve, Emerus CEO Dr. Toby Hamilton and Regional CEO for Baptist Emergency Hospital Adolfo Carrasco. Former U.S. Representative for District 23 Pete Gallego, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, Bexar County Commissioner Sergio “Chico” Rodriguez, San Antonio City Councilman Rey Saldaña and South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s Andres Holliday also addressed the crowd. 

Baptist Emergency Hospitals will have a total of six convenient locations spread throughout the San Antonio area including Hausman, Overlook, Thousand Oaks, Westover Hills, Schertz and, soon, Zarzamora.

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About Emerus Health
Emerus provides excellence, empathy and innovation in health care delivery through a network of efficient, cost-effective micro-hospitals. Emerus, as the nation’s first and largest operator of micro-hospitals, designs and builds its facilities closer to patients’ homes to put more care into the communities they serve. The concept allows Emerus and its partners to work with patients while they are healthy to keep them healthy, providing a level of care and support typically not found at larger hospitals, free-stranding emergency rooms or urgent care centers. Its distinctive level of care earned Emerus the prestigious Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Superior Patient Experience in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Based in The Woodlands, Texas, Emerus has more than 1,000 employees, with expert concentrations in over 20 different fields throughout the medical industry. More information is available at

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