University Health System is a nationally recognized teaching hospital and network of outpatient healthcare centers, owned by the people of Bexar County. In partnership with UT Health San Antonio, it’s 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 healthcare.
University Hospital is a designated Level IV maternal center – the highest designation possible for maternal-infant care. This indicator of the highest standard dovetails with the hospital’s Level IV neonatal intensive care unit designation.
Their mission to serve our community doesn’t end there. University Health is currently building a 300-bed Women’s and Children’s Hospital slated to open in late 2022. Patients treated at the 12-story, one-of-a-kind facility will receive expert care from UT Health and University Medicine Associates physicians who specialize in the unique medical needs of women and children.
University Hospital also offers a Level I trauma center for adults and the only Level I pediatric trauma and burn center in South Texas. That means 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, pediatric and critical care.
University Health is also widely known for its organ transplantation services. 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. Through the University Transplant Center, adults are able to access lung, kidney or liver transplants. It uniquely offers the only living liver donation program in South Texas.
Life-saving surgery is also available for pediatric patients who need kidney or liver transplantation. The pediatric transplant surgery program also offers specialized gastrointestinal services including endoscopy and all complex liver and pancreatic surgery for benign and malignant diseases.
Additionally, the Texas Diabetes Institute is internationally recognized for its dedication to the prevention and treatment of diabetes. Through the Institute, this program provides ongoing patient education, professional training and cutting-edge research that benefits the residents of Bexar County and others throughout the world.
University Health is one of the largest employers in Bexar County with nearly 9,000 employees, including more than 800 attending physicians and 825 resident physicians. It’s the first health organization in South Texas to earn Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, granted to approximately six percent of U.S. hospitals.
Community First Health Plans, owned by University Health, is the region’s only locally owned and operated, not-for-profit health insurer.
University Health is committed to delivering patient-centered, culturally competent, high-quality healthcare to meet the medical needs of all patients, young and old, throughout Bexar County and beyond. This is achieved by continually pursuing outcomes-based research and the highest level of collaboration.