University Health System Overview
University Health System is a nationally recognized academic medical center. Thanks to its partnership with UT Medicine San Antonio, it has positioned itself as a leader in advanced treatment options, new technologies and clinical research.
For 2012-2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked University Hospital as the best regional hospital in the San Antonio metro area. In addition, University Health System is the first health organization in Bexar County and South Texas to earn Magnet® status – a recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) granted to only about six percent of U.S. hospitals.
University Hospital currently operates 496 beds, and is the lead Level I trauma center for all of South Texas. It is also the only pediatric trauma center recognized by the American College of Surgeons, able to provide expert trauma care for critically injured and burned children. Centers of excellence include Organ Transplantation, Cardiovascular Disease and Neurosciences.
University Health System is expanding to meet the needs of San Antonio and South Texas’ growing community through its Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The expansion project includes a new, ten-story, one million-square-foot tower at University Hospital that will open in early 2014. A new 269,000-square-foot Clinical Pavilion on the Robert B. Green Campus downtown opened in January 2013, offering patients expanded primary and urgent care services to include a new PediExpress. The Clinical Pavilion is home to over 100 specialists and state-of-the-art technology including enhanced imaging and an outpatient surgery center opening in May, 2013.