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1/9/2014

Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is on track to recruit 250 physicians throughout its transformation
San Antonio continues to grow needed pediatric specialists, adding acclaimed pediatric ENT and GI specialists

In less than six months, more than 60 pediatric specialists are calling the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) home, including Pediatric Otolaryngologist Lisa Buckmiller, M.D. Hailing from the University of Arkansas.  Buckmiller specializes in vascular anomalies of the ear, nose and throat and cleft lip and palate disorders and brings children from across the United States and throughout the world to her clinic.

“The word is out—and pediatric specialists throughout the country are responding,” said Dr. Mark Gilger, pediatrician-in-chief at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. “Acclaimed physicians want to be part of the development of the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio and its open care model where the best medical minds can come together to heal our kids.”

Working with Dr. Bill Clark, a well-known San Antonio pediatric ENT specialist and BCM professor of otolaryngology, Buckmiller’s aggressive plan to build the ENT clinic includes rounding out her team with two more physicians.  The clinic will include an aerodigestive center for kids with airway and swallowing complications, a cochlear implant program, and a keen focus on cleft lip and palate disorders and vascular anomalies of the ear, nose, and throat.

“I whole-heartedly believe in providing the highest level of care to every child who needs our expertise,” said Buckmiller, the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio section head for pediatric otolaryngology and associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine. “It’s what drew me to CHRISTUS—their mission fits with my intentions. With faith-based care, I am still able to give that one-on-one attention to my patients and care for all of their needs.   In this health care situation, coordinated care is essential and as physicians, we need to strive toward this goal.  Combined with the academic prestige of Baylor College of Medicine’s cutting edge medical reputation, the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio has the best of both worlds; and, to me, that’s what’s best for the care of kids.”

In addition, to Drs. Buckmiller and Clark, the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio has added the following physicians and nurse practitioner:

Gary B. Bobele, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Neurology

James Noel, M.D., FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Pediatric Gastroenterology

Scott McLean, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Genetics

R. Adam Noel, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Pediatric Gastroenterology

Jason Reynolds, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Hospital Medicine

Samiya Ahmad, M.B.B.S.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Neurology

Heather Herrera, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC/PC
Instructor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Critical Care

In February 2013, the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio solidified agreements with Texas’ top pediatric medical providers, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), and Texas Children’s Hospital (Texas Children’s) to ensure that the children of San Antonio and South Texas have access to world-class pediatric care. Baylor College of Medicine is recruiting, employing, and overseeing physicians. Texas Children’s Hospital is providing consulting and clinical expertise. 

The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio has an open staff model, welcoming all academic and private physicians. Construction on the 800,000-square-foot downtown campus began in July 2012 and is scheduled for completion in Sept. 2015. The Hospital is open and fully functional during construction.

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 About Children’s Hospital of San Antonio

The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is the first freestanding hospital in San Antonio solely dedicated to the care of children. Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is owned by CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System. Founded in 1869 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of Houston and San Antonio, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa is a Catholic, faith-based, nonprofit health and wellness ministry dedicated to extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and providing the highest quality medical care and services available. As one of the top health care organizations in South-Central Texas, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa has five hospital campuses, located in the South Texas Medical Center, New Braunfels, Westover Hills, and a short-stay surgical hospital in Alamo Heights. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System also owns a majority interest in CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Physicians Ambulatory Surgery Centers – San Antonio, LLC, a joint venture physician partnership, which is comprised of three outpatient surgery centers in San Antonio with facilities in Alamo Heights, Stone Oak, and the Medical Center. Additionally, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System owns a majority interest in the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Physicians Ambulatory Surgery Center in New Braunfels, a joint venture physician partnership. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa is the preferred health system of the San Antonio SPURS. For additional information on the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, visit www.chofsa.org or for more information on CHRISTUS Santa Rosa, visitwww.christussantarosa.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/christussantarosa and http://www.facebook.com/ChildrensHospSA and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CSRHS.

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