Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is in talks to build an outpost in San Antonio, Texas, in partnership with publicly traded Vanguard Health Systems Inc., a Tennessee company that owns the Baptist Health System in that city.
Children’s spokesman George V. Bochanski Jr. confirmed the discussions Monday.
“We think it presents a good opportunity as part of the long-term planning at CHOP to expand our services,” Bochanski said. He declined to provide details because talks were continuing.
Children’s and Vanguard Health are expected within 60 days to complete a formal proposal for University Health System and the University of Texas Health Science Center, a hospital and medical school in San Antonio that for years have been exploring options for creating a comprehensive children’s health-care network for that metropolitan area.