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Trauma Services
Trauma Services at University Hospital

General Information

University Hospital is home to the premier Level I Trauma Center for a 22-county region of South/Central Texas, an area that is geographically larger than 17 states in the U.S. It is the first and only verified level II pediatric trauma center for San Antonio and South Texas. The trauma team at University Hospital stands ready, every day around the clock, with the best experts and technology, and following best practice treatment guidelines, to provide the highest level of care to injured and burned adults and children.

Unlike community hospitals, Level I trauma centers offers life-saving care for the critically injured 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our trauma team is immediately available because trauma happens at all times of the day and night.

If you think trauma won’t impact your life, you should know that injury is the leading cause of death for all people ages one to 44. According to the American Trauma Society, a trauma occurs every four seconds in the U.S.

In partnership with UT Medicine San Antonio, our trauma doctors lead a team of experts including fellows, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and injury prevention specialists.

We offer a system of care through a dedicated trauma team focused only on trauma emergencies. Our center is equipped with a CAT Scan Suite, on-site laboratory and X-ray to provide fast and thorough review of injuries. Rapid treatment by an experienced trauma team can mean the difference between life and death.

Think of us as an umbrella of protection where surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, radiologists, and technicians are ready at the time of emergency and later for specialized care, treatment, rehabilitation, nutrition, and follow-up care. It doesn’t stop there; each day these professionals lead groundbreaking research in trauma services and care to continuously improve on their knowledge and skills.

Thousands of personal stories of patients, their families, and hospital staff are living proof of the medical miracles occurring every day at University Hospital.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to reduce trauma-related death and disability; advance the state of knowledge in trauma; produce compassionate and highly-skilled surgeons; advocate for improved trauma systems; and, lead Texas and the nation in patient care, training and research.

The "Gold Standard"
In addition to our outstanding medical staff and advanced technologies, University Health System is also the only Magnet® healthcare organization in all of South Texas. A prestigious designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Magnet® is the “gold standard” when it comes to quality care. Bottom-line, it means the nurses and staff of University Health System are committed to providing the best care possible to you and your loved ones.

Locations and Hours


Administrative Offices
Trauma Follow-up Clinic


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