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  • Help us celebrate some accomplishments during this National Hospital Week

    May 13, 2020
    Every year we mark National Hospital Week by thanking our loyal, committed healthcare employees who perform many unsung tasks as they save lives and help patients recover. Normally, it’s an annual celebration within our University Health System family, and we don’t send out a media advisory. But 2020 hasn’t been a normal year for hospitals and healthcare. And what we’ve learned about our capabilities, resourcefulness and ability to meet challenges has given all of us...
  • University Hospital and UT Health San Antonio begin second phase of patient testing for promising COVID-19 drug

    May 12, 2020
    In this second phase of the Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial, ACTT, the COVID-19 Infectious Disease team will administer an anti-inflammatory medication along with the remdesivir to see if they can improve outcomes even further.
  • The COVID Cliff

    May 12, 2020
    We continue to learn about COVID-19, and recently healthcare providers have observed what could be called a “COVID cliff”. Many patients suffer with the virus for a week to 10 days, and then begin to recover. Others, just when they were starting to feel better (or at least expect to), hit the COVID cliff and get much, much sicker. Dr. Diego Maselli said this is a pattern seen in some other infections. “There is a smoldering effect, and suddenly the patients get sicker...
  • Hospital visitation restrictions remain in place to protect everyone

    May 07, 2020
    In accordance with the Governor’s order, we must continue our practice of not permitting visitors at University Hospital unless they are deemed necessary for a patient’s care.
  • New app gives up-to-the-minute info in fast-changing times

    May 06, 2020
    A full-featured mobile app that meets the critical communications demands of the COVID-19 crisis.
  • 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.
  • FDA grants emergency use for new COVID-19 drug being tested at University Hospital

    May 01, 2020
    Early results of a COVID-19 treatment study being conducted in San Antonio shows a faster recovery time and fewer deaths for patients on the new therapy.
  • 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.
  • University Health System nurse describes how COVID-19 has changed her life

    April 29, 2020
    When palliative care nurse Erin Perez leaves her job at University Hospital, she phones her family to let them know she’s headed home. At the door she puts her work clothes in the washing machine. She immediately showers and wipes down everything she has touched with disinfectant, just in case traces of the COVID-19 virus have accompanied her home. “I’m on my fourth week of being in a spare bedroom with my own bath,” Perez told a Texas Public Radio reporter who has...
  • University Hospital teams with COVID patients to forge new weapons for the pandemic fight

    April 28, 2020
    University Hospital is the site of multiple drug studies in the fight against COVID-19. There are currently four drug approaches being investigated in hospitalized patients, said Dr. Diego Maselli, medical director of respiratory therapy at University Hospital and associate professor of medicine at UT Health San Antonio. Each drug could come at the virus in a different way, some focused more on the complications of the disease, such as body inflammation in major organs that could lead to...
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