Mark Webb stepped down from his position as chief executive officer of pediatric services at University Health System.
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University Health System‘s chief executive officer of pediatric services, Mark Webb, resigned effective Aug. 1, a move that comes as the county-owned health care system is proposing a $390 million expansion of its facilities to treat premature infants, children, and women.

University Health System (UHS) spokesman Donald Finley said Thursday that Webb was departing to “pursue other endeavors.”

“The decision came after a lot of thought and personal reflection,” Webb told the Rivard Report on Friday.

UHS recently announced plans to propose a $390 million project to create a comprehensive Women and Children’s Tower that would provide expanded hospital care for women, children, and premature infants as part of the next phase of its Capital Improvement Program. The proposal is set to be presented to Bexar County Commissioners for approval later this month.

Webb was named UHS vice president of facilities development and project management in 2008. He transitioned to the newly created position of CEO of pediatric services in 2015.

In his nine years with UHS, Webb was integral in overseeing the $899 million Capital Improvement Program that provided funds for the construction of the million-sq.-ft. Sky Tower at University Hospital and the expansion of the historic Robert B. Green Campus downtown.

In his resignation letter, Webb stated that “the Sky Tower and the Robert B. Green Pavilion are reminders of what can be created when passion, determination, and thoughtful leadership come together with purpose.”

Prior to his work with UHS, Webb spend 14 years with the City of San Antonio as the director of aviation at the San Antonio International Airport and Stinson Municipal Airport. During his tenure with the City, he also worked in the mayor’s office, city manager’s office, asset management, and contract services department in various management and executive team roles.

Webb said that he is “very grateful for the opportunity that [he] had to serve our community during [his] time at the health system and look[s] forward to continuing that with any new endeavors.”

Roseanna Garza reports on health and bioscience for the San Antonio Report.