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The Hospital of the Future

HCA Methodist Stone Oak Hospital
San Antonio, Texas, USA

HOK won a competition held by Healthcare Corporation of America and the Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio to design the “hospital of the future.”

Bringing together the best patient care ideas, the new Methodist Stone Oak Hospital is organized to reflect the rapid evolution of diagnostic and treatment methods. It offers patients many treatment options and is compact and efficient to operate.

Outpatient care, including procedure-based visits, is organized into centers of excellence that enable care to be delivered in the most appropriate settings. The system facilitates easy access, creates efficiencies for patients and staff, and improves pre- and post-procedure care.

All inpatient care takes place in private rooms, providing a relaxing, therapeutic environment.

Within the first month of opening, the hospital experienced higher-than-expected census numbers. Patients and practitioners have praised the easy access to portals of care for services.

“Stone Oak’s warmth and clear layout help to banish anxiety, every hospital visitor’s constant companion, and that is one good measure of its success,” noted Architectural Record magazine.


400,000 sq. ft. / 37,200 sq. m.


Facility Programming
Interior Design
Master Planning
Medical Planning


HCA – Hospital of the Future