New University Health System clinic will serve East Side
SAN ANTONIO - There was a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for a new clinic on the city's East Side on Runnels Avenue.
The Dr. Robert L. M. Hilliard Center will serve the communities that are part of the East Side Promise Zone.
Dr. Hilliard was the first black man to receive specialty training at the Robert B. Green Hospital, the only other facility in the University Health System named for a person.
The Hilliard family shared stories about the doctor's struggle to succeed during segregation during a shovel-turning ceremony on Thursday.
The Dr. Robert L. M. Hilliard Center will cost $5 million to build and it opens in late 2017.