According to recent reports, more Texas children will soon be able to receive care from the 4th-ranked pediatric facility in the nation as a local institution expands across the state.

Houston-based Texas Children’s Hospital is expanding to a new Texas city — Austin, the first branch of the hospital to open outside the Bayou City.

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The new 51,000-square foot facility in north Austin is expected to open at 8611 MoPac in 2019, set to be housed in a new construction, multi-purpose facility reportedly being leased by The Kucera Companies.

Max Appling, a representative for the company, confirmed the hospital will occupy the 2nd and 3rd floors of the 4-story building as an anchor tenant, along with the Bank of Austin filling part of the first floor.

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Before the new hospital opens in 2019, Texas Children officials say the group is working on plans to open a care clinic in 2018.

Texas Children’s Hospital is reportedly looking to heal beyond Houston AP Photo/David J. Phillip