A new pediatric clinic is coming to Scott & White McLane Children's Hospital in Temple.
The new multi-story clinic will be built next to the main children's hospital. It will house specialty services to treat cardiac patients, as well as a neurosciences center that will include behavioral and speech specialists.
Right now these services are spread out, but officials say having them under one roof will improve coordination between different pediatricians.
The hospital opened last year as the only stand-alone children's hospital between Dallas and Austin.
"As a pediatrician, it is truly a dream come true,” Dr. Reddy Beeram with Scott & White Healthcare said. “I cannot imagine how families feel, I'm just a provider. Imagine families who seek the help from these institutions and it's an amazing thing."
A $2 million challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation made the new clinic possible. To receive the grant, Scott & White had to raise $2 dollars itself.
They expect to break ground on the building in late August.