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  • COVID and the holidays - looking ahead to Easter

    March 30, 2021
    As we approach Easter weekend – another important, family-oriented holiday weekend, University Health would like to note that there is a consistent correlation between holidays where families tend to gather, and an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths. “There tends to be a two-to-three week lag between the increased exposure to COVID-19 and the illness that puts people in the hospital, and these data make that clear,” said Dr. Jason Bowling, University Hospital...
  • University Health System and UT Health sign MOU

    September 17, 2020
    University Health System and UT Health San Antonio today announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish an equally governed nonprofit joint venture. In a press conference led by Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, University Health President and CEO George B. Hernández Jr. and UT Health SA President William L. Henrich discussed how the new joint venture would strengthen the organizations’ long-standing partnership.
  • Trauma team prepares schools for emergencies by delivering Stop the Bleed kits

    August 26, 2020
    The Level I trauma team at University Hospital delivered the final 750 bleeding control kits to Bexar County school districts as part of its Stop the Bleed program.
  • How to prevent COVID-19 transmission in the workplace

    May 05, 2020
    We’re transitioning out of stay-at-home orders, but the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t gone away. Dr. Jason Bowling, University Health System’s hospital epidemiologist, answers questions about keeping your workplace safe.
  • Dr. Bryan Alsip discusses loosening of COVID-19 restrictions

    May 01, 2020
    Dr. Bryan Alsip, University Health System’s chief medical officer and a member of the COVID-19 Health Transition Team, talks about reopening the local economy, the prospects for a vaccine and whether we’ve really flattened the COVID curve.
  • Here’s our chief nurse’s design for a mask that would block airborne particles

    April 20, 2020
    Update: We have received numerous calls and emails from people around the country who want to see instructions for making the N95 replacement mask designed by University Health System’s chief nurse executive Tommye Austin. We are sharing this design with the understanding it should only be used for non-commercial purposes, and we cannot guarantee that others using this design will have a mask as effective as the one created by Austin. Here’s how she sourced special materials,...
  • Power plasma: Those who have recovered are helping others make it through COVID-19

    April 13, 2020
    We’re working closely with the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center on a treatment study using the donated plasma of people who have recovered from COVID-19.
  • Meeting the challenges of COVID-19

    April 08, 2020
    Confronting the COVID-19 virus sometimes feels like a battle over masks: having enough masks to protect healthcare teams; whether members of the public should wear masks outside; which homemade mask designs are best; and whether we’re even wearing masks the right way.
  • COVID-19 - not all masks are equal

    April 07, 2020
    As we follow the quarantine guidelines and work our way towards universal masks, it is critical to remember that we absolutely cannot let our guard down.
  • Emergency teams prepare for a surge in patients

    April 06, 2020
    Two large tents erected outside the emergency entrance are serving as the triage site for quickly identifying patients who may be infected with the COVID-19.
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