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  • 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.
  • 9-year-old boy donating teddy bears with masks for transplant children

    May 29, 2020
    9-year old Mateo Alcorta will present University Health System Transplant Center staff with 80 teddy bears for their youngest transplant patients.
  • Santa’s coming!

    December 18, 2019
    Delivering presents and holiday cheer to our children Santa and some of his elves are sneaking into University Hospital Tuesday morning, Dec. 17, to deliver some special presents to our pediatric patients. Our Bexar County Hospital District Police Department and Child Life specialists organize this event every year, because a visit from Santa is on all of the children’s wish lists. Blood Donor Services is contributing special teddy bears for the kids. Media interested in capturing...
  • University Health System to break ground on new Women’s and Children’s Hospital

    November 01, 2019
    A line of children and mothers drove the first ceremonial shovels into the sand today, and the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio raised their voices in celebration of the construction of a new hospital — the only one in South Texas dedicated exclusively to the needs of women and children. The Women’s and Children’s Hospital at University Hospital will be a 12-story, state-of-the-art, 300-bed, half-million-square-foot facility with a 900-space patient and visitor parking...
  • Trick or treat with little ghosts and goblins

    October 31, 2019
    Every year our Child Life team organizes a Halloween parade for our pediatric patients. We didn’t want our littlest unicorns and superheroes to miss out on the spooky fun so we brought it to them!
  • 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,...
  • A sneak peek at new Women’s and Children’s Hospital

    June 25, 2019
    Hundreds of new jobs coming.
  • 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...
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