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St. David's to invest nearly $1B in new hospitals, expanded facilities in Austin area

Two new hospitals are expected to open in 2024. (St. David's HealthCare)

As part of a nearly $1 billion plan, Austin-based St. David’s HealthCare will build three new hospitals and bring in more than 900 new positions to the Austin area.


New hospitals in Kyle, Leander and the North Austin Medical Center have an expected 2024 opening while completion of a Leander hospital is anticipated for that year.

St. David’s massive investment includes three new facilities:

  • A hospital in Kyle
  • A hospital in Leander
  • An 80-bed behavioral health hospital near St. David’s North Austin Medical Center

Other local facilities will be expanded and/or renovated:

  • St. David’s Medical Center, North Austin
  • St. David’s Medical Center, Central Austin
  • St. David’s Medical Center, South Austin
  • St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center

A rendering of the new Leander hospital shows how it will go up in phases. (St. David's)


David Huffstutler, president and CEO of St. David’s HealthCare, said the hospital group is committed to meeting the needs of a rapidly growing Central Texas.

“While the COVID-19 pandemic certainly compounded the challenges our region is facing, there was already a need for more physical capacity in our existing hospitals to care for patients, as well as additional services in our community, including behavioral health services,” Huffstutler said.

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