University Hospital

4502 Medical Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 358-4000
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University Hospital Overview

University Health System is a nationally recognized academic medical center and network of more than two dozen outpatient primary care, specialty, preventive health and school-based health centers. Thanks to its partnership with UT Health San Antonio, it has positioned itself as a leader in advanced treatment options, new technologies and clinical research.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked University Hospital as the best hospital in the San Antonio metro area each year since it began ranking regional hospitals in 2011. In addition, University Health System was the first health organization in South Texas to earn Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, granted to only about six percent of U.S. hospitals.

University Hospital is one of two Level I trauma center for adults, and the only Level I pediatric trauma center and burn center in South Texas. Centers of excellence include Organ Transplantation, Cardiovascular Disease and Neurosciences.

University Health System is one of the largest employers in Bexar County with nearly 7,500 employees and more than 1,700 physicians and residents. Its Texas Diabetes Institute is an internationally recognized center of excellence for diabetes care, research and prevention. Community First Health Plans, owned by University Health System, is the region’s only locally owned and operated, not-for-profit health insurer.

University Health System is committed to delivering patient-centered, culturally competent and high-quality healthcare for adults and children, based on a strong foundation of outcomes-based research and innovative teaching.

University Hospital Specialties

Our hospital specializes in several areas of service. The specialties listed below are not inclusive of all the services provided at our institution.

Cardiovascular Services

Cardiovascular medicine focuses on the treatment of acquired diseases affecting the heart and the great vessels. Conditions affecting the heart include coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, heart failure and stroke.


Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation services include treatment for amputation, spinal cord injury, sports injury, stroke, musculoskeletal syndromes, and more. These services can include, but are not limited to, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, pain management, and physical therapy.


Emergency Services

Many hospitals at the Medical Center specialize in emergency trauma services, including the initial treatment and acute care of patients who present a broad spectrum of illness and injuries.


Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery, also called laparoscopic surgery, allows surgeons to operate on patients using small precision instruments that minimize pain, scarring, blood loss and recovery time.


Neonatal Services

Neonatal healthcare refers to the provision of medical care for newborns up to 28 days after birth. Many of the institutions in the Medical Center specialize in neonatal healthcare.



Neurology specifically deals with the diagnoses and treatment of diseases involving central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems. At the Medical Center, we have been performing treatment and research of neurological disorders since our inception.


Oncology Services

Oncology is the branch of medicine involving the screening for, removal, and treatment of cancerous tumors, both malignant and benign. The Medical Center also houses many institutions involved in cutting-edge cancer research.


Orthopedic Services

Orthopedics, or the study of the musculoskeletal system, involves the diagnosis and treatment of problems or ailments involving bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.


Pediatric Services

Infants, toddlers, and teenagers are not merely small adults. They each have a physiology, psychology, and metabolism that differ from one another. Pediatric medicine focuses on care for individuals under 21 years of age.


Stroke Care Services

Strokes are sudden brain injuries that can have a devastating effect on an individual's motor and bodily function. Because of the severity of strokes, several institutions in the Medical Center focus exclusively on stroke care, rehabilitation, and research.


Transplant Services

Many institutions at the Medical Center offer transplant services, including organ and tissue transplants. These hospitals and centers also conduct research trials aimed at improving transplant services.


Women's Services

There are a large number of institutions in the Medical Center dedicated to treating women's unique biological needs. These areas include obstetrics, gynecology, family planning, and more.