For over 100 years, University Health has been committed to delivering patient-centered, culturally competent, high-quality health care to meet the medical needs of all patients in Bexar County and beyond. This is achieved by continually pursuing outcomes-based research and the highest level of collaboration.
University Health has two nationally recognized teaching hospitals at their Main Campus and a network of outpatient health care centers. It is the only locally owned and operated health system in San Antonio and Bexar County. In partnership with UT Health San Antonio, it is consistently recognized as a leader in advanced treatment options, new technologies and clinical research. Clinics are located throughout San Antonio to allow residents easier access to preventive, primary and specialty health care.
University Health University Hospital
University Health University Hospital, located on their Main Campus on Medical Drive, provides comprehensive services. They include:
- Cancer care
- Emergency care
- Heart and vascular
- Lung and respiratory
- Stroke care
Emergency and Level I Trauma Services
University Hospital also includes a Level I trauma center for adults and the only Level I pediatric trauma and burn center in South Texas. This means patients get 24-hour coverage by general surgeons and quick access to specialized trauma care, such as orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, internal medicine, plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial, and critical care.
University Health Transplant Institute
University Health is nationally recognized for its pediatric and adult organ transplantation services. Through the University Health Transplant Institute, adults are able to access lung, kidney or liver transplants. For more than 40 years, University Health and UT Health San Antonio have worked together to offer life-changing options for patients facing end-stage organ failure.
Our University Health Transplant Institute is the No. 1 ranked lung transplant program in the United States, with a 100% one-year survival rate. It offers the only living liver donation program in South Texas. University Health’s liver transplant program is one of the largest in Texas.
University Health Transplant Institute’s pediatric transplant program performs lifesaving kidney and liver transplantation. We have a robust living donor transplant program. Our transplant surgeons performed more pediatric transplants with kidneys from living donors than any other transplant center in the U.S.
The pediatric transplant program also offers specialized gastrointestinal services including endoscopy and all complex liver and pancreatic surgery for benign and malignant diseases.
University Health Women’s & Children’s Hospital
The Women’s & Children’s Hospital is a designated Level IV maternal center – the highest possible for maternal-infant care. This indicator dovetails with the hospital’s Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) designation.
The 12-story, 300-bed Women’s & Children’s Hospital is a one-of-a-kind facility catered to the specific needs of babies, women and children.
University Health Women’s & Children’s Hospital, located on their Main Campus on Medical Drive, services include:
- Children’s emergency
- Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
- Pediatric care
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Women’s Health
24/7 Women’s Center
The Women’s & Children’s Hospital has San Antonio’s only 24/7 women’s center for OB-GYN emergencies, including pregnancy and other gynecological conditions.
Children’s Emergency Room
The Women’s & Children’s Hospital is home to The Harvey E. Najim Children’s Emergency Department and is a separate, dedicated emergency room open 24/7 for pediatric patients. The children’s emergency room is dedicated to providing the highest level of compassionate care to every infant, child and adolescent who enter the door.
Inpatient Pediatric Specialty Services
The Women’s & Children’s Hospital was built with children in mind, and features oversized kid-friendly patient rooms and a Child Life Center for our inpatient pediatric specialty services.
The Hope Hits Harder Cancer Foundation Child Life Center is designed to help hospitalized children make some happy hospital memories with performances, arts and crafts, pet therapy, gaming, educational areas and a medical playroom. The Child Life Center helps children cope with their medical challenges through art, play and education.