University Hospital operates the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in South Texas and is verified by the American College of Surgeons. This means we’ve demonstrated our expertise in taking care of seriously injured children with our partners at UT Health San Antonio. Additionally, this means that we’re conducting research to find new and better ways to treat those injuries.
As any parent knows, kids are prone to bumps and bruises. It’s the ever-present danger of serious injuries that worry us the most and keep us watchful.
Injuries are the leading cause of death among children, more than all diseases and disorders combined.That's why University Health System’s pediatric trauma team is here, offering the highest level of care around the clock, 7 days a week.
In addition, our Injury Prevention Team is out in the community, preventing injuries before they happen by:
More than 1,000 seriously injured children are treated each year by our pediatric trauma team. That team includes doctors, nurses and staff specially trained in childhood injuries. Team members include: