About University Health System
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 Medicine San Antonio, the practice plan of The University of Texas Health Science Center, it is consistently recognized as a leader in advanced treatment options, new technologies and clinical research.
For the past six years, University Hospital has been ranked the best in the San Antonio region by U.S. News & World Report, sixth best in Texas, and among the top 50 in the nation for the care of patients with kidney disease and gynecology. University Health System is Bexar County and South Texas’ first and only health system to earn Magnet status. Only about 6 percent of U.S. hospitals have earned this prestigious designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center — the gold standard in nursing care in the United States. Magnet hospitals and health systems offer patients reassurance they are being cared for by a team with a proven track record for providing excellent care and positive outcomes for their patients.
University Hospital’s Emergency Department is the most experienced in the region, staffed entirely with board-certified emergency medicine physicians. University Hospital is also the premier trauma center for a vast, 22-county region of South Texas and home to the highest designated pediatric trauma center in the region, and the only center in South Texas able to care for children with serious burns.
The University Transplant Center is a twice-awarded Medal of Honor recipient from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and achieves patient outcomes exceeding national averages for kidney, liver and lung transplantation.
University Health System provides healthcare for families close to home at our many clinic locations, including the historic Robert B. Green Campus, Texas Diabetes Institute, 13 neighborhood clinics across the community, five ExpressMed urgent-care clinics and four outpatient renal dialysis centers. The Harlandale ISD School-based Health Center and Southwest ISD School-based Health Center, a collaboration with the Harlandale and Southwest independent school districts, helps keep district students healthy and in the classroom. All of these health centers and clinics are staffed by outstanding physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants of University Medicine Associates, University Health System's nonprofit provider practice.
University Health System is one of the largest employers in Bexar County with more than 7,000 employees, more than 800 physicians and resident physicians, and an operating budget of $1.5 billion in 2016.
University Health System's Community First Health Plans is the region's only locally-owned and operated, not-for-profit health insurer.
University Health System is also proud to partner with San Antonio AirLIFE, which provides emergency air medical transport services aboard its fleet of state-of-the-art Bell 430 helicopters.
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.