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  • As Valentine’s Day nears, learning about your heart is the kindest act
    February 08, 2019

    February is American Heart Month and on Saturday University Health System will host Love Your Heart Day at Ingram Park Mall! The public is invited to this free heart health education event to learn more about their own heart health and participate in free screenings to check cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose, check out a giant (pretend) heart and enter a drawing to win flowers and chocolates. Media interviews are available between 10 and 11 a.m. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2...

  • Celebrating San Antonio’s first 2019 baby!
    January 01, 2019

    For the 19th year in a row, area hospitals and organizations have come together to welcome San Antonio’s first baby with a shower of gifts, from diapers to scholarships, and this year the first baby, Prisca Belem Garcia Lara, was born to proud mom Marcela Perez at University Hospital. Already a high achiever, baby Prisca weighed in at 5 lbs. 3 oz. at precisely 00:00! Come meet and congratulate her and her family as they celebrate this exciting day. WHO: Baby Prisca Belem Garcia Lara...

  • A child with a generous spirit was destined to give life to others
    December 13, 2018

    Now his mother will meet the woman he saved – and her name is Destiny When 7-year-old Jeremiah Martinez learned about organ donation, it made perfect sense to him. He told his mother that if something were to happen to him, that is what he would want to do. Sadly, a year later, while playing outside his home in Cotulla, Jeremiah became entangled in the rope of a swing. He was taken to University Hospital, but the trauma team was unable to save him. In Austin, 170 miles to the north,...