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  • Severely injured teen athlete returning home

    March 24, 2021
    Five weeks after a near-death vehicle crash that crushed his spinal cord, 16-year old Ernesto Martinez is able to stand upright and move his legs with the help of exoskeleton equipment.
  • A family shares this safety message as fireworks sales begin Sunday

    December 17, 2020
    On January 1, 2019, 13-year old Aidan Arriaga decided to take the 70-sparkler challenge. It was something he saw promoted online. To celebrate the New Year, Aidan bundled 70 sparklers together and lit them. Instead of creating a showy, harmless display, they exploded in his hand. That led to emergency treatment at University Hospital’s Trauma Center, several days in the hospital and severe burns that took a long time to heal. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says more than half...
  • South Texas’s first COVID-19 lung transplant patient urges people to take this virus seriously

    December 09, 2020
    On October 25, the University Health Transplant Center performed the first COVID-related lung transplant in South Texas, and among the first in the state and country.
  • Our chief nurse executive among most influential in the country

    June 19, 2020
    Tommye Austin, senior vice president and chief nurse executive at University Health System, is being recognized alongside some of the country’s best-known healthcare figures as one of the 50 most influential clinical executives in the country. The list published by Modern Healthcare includes Dr. Deborah Birx, the Trump administration’s coronavirus response coordinator, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “I am very...
  • 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.
  • Expanded blood donation guidelines mean more can give the gift of life

    April 22, 2020
    For years, Denise Bradley wasn’t able to donate blood. Like thousands of Americans who served in the U.S. military, Bradley was stationed in Europe when Mad Cow disease was a serious issue, and that disqualified her under FDA guidelines. Ever since, every time there was a callout for blood donations, she’d cheerfully respond, “I can’t, I have Mad Cow!” But the minute she learned that the FDA had loosened restrictions, she signed up. “I immediately called...
  • Meeting the challenges of COVID 19

    April 06, 2020
    Video and details of preparations in our Emergency Department in reference to COVID-19.
  • 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.
  • COVID-19 Update

    April 03, 2020
    In an effort to keep our community informed about measures we are taking to limit the transmission of COVID-19, University Health System is providing regular updates on our ongoing response to this unprecedented situation.
  • Meeting the challenges of COVID 19

    April 01, 2020
    University Health System Update: Meeting the challenges of COVID-19
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