History of University Health System
(Pictured right: The Robert B. Green Memorial Hospital opens its doors to serve as a charity and teaching hospital in 1917.)
The Bexar County Hospital District, doing business as University Health System, is a political subdivision of the state of Texas. The legal entity was created in 1955 to provide medical care to the indigent of Bexar County.
University Health System’s origins date back to 1917 when the city of San Antonio and the county of Bexar joined together to open the Robert B. Green Memorial Hospital to provide medical services to the community’s indigent.
Today, it is one of the largest employers in Bexar County with more than 7,000 employees, nearly 800 resident physicians, and an operating budget of $1.5 billion for 2016.
University Hospital operates 716 acute care and specialty beds and serves as the premier Level I trauma center for a 22-county area of South/Central Texas. University Health System’s outpatient facilities provide primary care and specialty outpatient care throughout Bexar County.