Welcome from Our President/CEO

George B. Hernández, Jr., JD

Thank you for your interest in learning more about our organization and leadership.

University Health System is an academic medical center and serves as the principal partner of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. We help train more than 2,500 healthcare professionals each year. We’re owned by the people of our community and governance is provided by the Bexar County Hospital District Board of Managers. The Bexar County Commissioners Court appoints our board members, sets the annual hospital district tax rate and approves University’s annual operating and capital budgets.

I’m honored to serve the people of San Antonio and beyond, and lead the more than 6,600 dedicated professionals who carry out our mission. We’re proud to be recognized as:

  • Best hospital in the San Antonio region by U.S. News & World Report
  • Only Magnet health organization in South Texas by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • One of the nation’s Most Wired Health Systems

We’re even more proud to provide high-quality care and excellent service to those who entrust us with their health and their lives.

Why It’s an Exciting Time

This is an exciting time at University. In 2014, we opened the million-square-foot Sky Tower, doubling the size of University Hospital and creating a beautifully, technologically advanced space for our patients. We also renovated our historic Robert B. Green Campus downtown, including construction of a six-story clinical building that expanded our primary and specialty services for both adults and children, and added outpatient surgery and advanced imaging in a convenient location.

These new state-of-the-art facilities will define excellence in healthcare in San Antonio and South Texas for many decades to come.

Explore More About What We Do

Spend some time learning more about what we do and the unique role we serve in our community and region.

Thank you for your time and interest in University. If you have any questions or concerns, email me at George.Hernandez@uhs-sa.com.


George B. Hernández, Jr., JD
President and Chief Executive Officer