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  • Summer camp comes to children at University Hospital

    July 30, 2019
    On day seven of his stay at University Hospital, 16-year old Daniel Navarro almost forgot he was sick. He pulled on a bright green t-shirt emblazoned with the word “campers” and joined a half dozen other pediatric patients building miniature ice cream trucks with Lego building blocks. As part of the hospital’s two-week Camp University Kids, LEGOLAND Discovery Center brought Master Model Builder Kevin Hintz, mascot Bertie and packets of plastic Lego bricks to camp. Daniel,...
  • Young patients, athletes inspire one another for the holidays

    December 12, 2018
    Most of the young patients who spend time in the hospital during the holidays don’t get to see talented athletes up close and personal – and the athletes don’t get to see little heroes who are fighting their way back to health. But they’ll get a chance to meet tomorrow at University Hospital when the St. Mary’s University men’s basketball team comes to share some holiday cheer, along with gifts and team mascot Rattler Man. WHO: St. Mary’s University...
  • Kids get to be Santas elves

    December 04, 2018
    Children who are spending time in the hospital during the holidays may not get to see all the festive lights and sparkling signs of the season. But the best way to get in the holiday spirit is to give to others, and the young patients at University Hospital will be doing just that when they create holiday cheer for animals. They’ll work with experts to construct simple objects that provide fun and fiber for the beasts at the San Antonio Zoo – see some results from last...
  • Defending our children in the fight against diabetes

    November 09, 2018
    If a child develops diabetes, the entire family becomes the patient. Dr. Jane Lynch, co-director of the Children’s Clinic at Texas Diabetes Institute and UT Health interim division chief of endocrinology, will give an update on trends in diabetes rates in children and how families can break the devastating cycle at the annual Texas Diabetes Institute Wall of Honor luncheon. The luncheon will also honor those who contribute in this ongoing battle. Since 2001, the Wall of Honor at the...
  • Summer camp for kids in the hospital

    July 25, 2018
    Even kids stuck in the hospital deserve some summer fun.
  • New report shows rise in gunshot wounds in children and motorcycle crashes

    May 29, 2018
    Release of latest Community Trauma Report will also focus on the critical importance of South Texas’ unique civilian-military trauma partnership Six months after the tragedy at Sutherland Springs put our community’s trauma system to the test, community leaders continue to rally in support of preserving the nation’s only civilian-military partnership between the Level I trauma centers at University Hospital and Brooke Army Medical Center. On Tuesday, May 29, University...
  • Safe Kids Day

    May 18, 2018
    Safe Kids San Antonio invites families to learn to spot and avoid potential injuries.
  • Living-donor liver transplants a new option for sick kids in Central and South Texas

    April 26, 2018
    Girl who received piece of her aunt’s liver is hoped to be the first of many in our region.
  • Connecting our future to the past: Children at University Hospital learn ancient art of weaving from a Tricentennial artist

    April 16, 2018
    Doerte Weber, a San Antonio fiber artist, weaver and Tricentennial partner, will set up a loom in front of the Blooming Leaves and demonstrate to pediatric patients the ancient art of weaving, giving them a chance to work the loom themselves.
  • Rey Feo to help kids in the hospital make their own Fiesta

    April 13, 2018
    Rey Feo LXX Kenneth Flores and his court will visit pediatric patients at University Hospital today. The San Antonio royal will give medals to the children and help them build shoebox parade floats as part of his series of “state” visits before the Fiesta kickoff. WHO: Rey Feo LXX Kenneth Flores, pediatric patients, mariachis WHAT: San Antonio’s royalty will be greeted in the lobby by University Health System leadership and mariachis, and then head upstairs to meet with...
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