University Health System 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 Medicine 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, more than 1,700 physicians and residents, and an operating budget of $1.6 billion in 2017. 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.