Why Choose University Health

Why Choose University Health

University Health is a nationally recognized academic medical center and network of outpatient health care centers across San Antonio, Bexar County and South Texas. In partnership with UT Health San Antonio, we are committed to delivering patient-centered, culturally competent and high-quality health care for adults and children based on a strong foundation of outcomes-based research and innovative teaching.

When you choose University Health, you will receive care from physicians, nurses and a team of health professionals who care for their patients with the same level of expertise, concern and compassion they would want for their own families.

Many of the nation’s top medical professionals choose to practice at University Health because it is a place where they can continually learn and help teach those who will follow in their footsteps. It’s a place where they are exposed to the very latest in advanced treatments and technologies. It’s a place where patients from all walks of life are cared for with dignity and respect.

Here for You, Around the Clock

From extended ExpressMed hours with walk-in appointments, to a hospital with board-certified physicians in nearly every major specialty, at University Health you can expect to receive care that is comprehensive and coordinated. Your team of physicians works together to keep you well or manage your complex condition.

As an academic medical center with two teaching hospitals, you and your family benefit from having specialized teams available in our hospitals to treat serious illness and traumatic injuries any time, any day.

Recognized as the Best

In order to teach the next generation of health care professionals, we have to be the best in our fields – and we continue to be recognized. Our awards and distinctions are numerous and a source of great pride, but our priority is to provide the highest quality care and service to the people who entrust us with their health and lives.

  • The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) recognizes University Health as the first Magnet health system in South Texas. Magnet is the gold standard in nursing care, providing patients with assurance that their care team has a proven track record for providing excellent care with positive outcomes.
  • University Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award – ensuring patients with stroke and heart disease receive care following evidence-based guidelines.
  • For the past nine years, University Health has been named one of the nation’s Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems by the Most Wired Survey by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. A comprehensive electronic health records system means every one of your providers, at every University Health location, has immediate access to your complete medical record so they can better understand your individual health needs and make the best recommendations for your care plan.

Leaders in Trauma Care

University Hospital’s specialized trauma team is in the hospital every day, around the clock, because serious injuries can happen to anyone at any time. There are fewer than 20 Level I trauma centers in Texas. University Hospital is proud to be a lifesaving resource for a 22-county region of South Texas.

As a Level I trauma center for adults and the only Level I pediatric trauma center in South Texas, we are consistently recognized as the leader in advanced treatment options, new technologies and clinical research to treat the most complex trauma cases.

Only Integrated Electronic Medical Record in the Region

Your medical records follow you wherever you go across University Health’s comprehensive network of locations. From routine immunizations to radiological images and listings of medications, all of your providers can identify any concerning medication interactions and understand the larger picture of your health to make the best recommendations for your care.

Collaborative Care Using the Latest Research Advances

Thanks to research, tremendous progress has been made to improve outcomes for patients with serious health issues like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Thanks to our partnership with UT Health San Antonio, our patients have access to groundbreaking medical research studies. At University Health, we are advancing medical knowledge and helping develop tomorrow’s best practices today.

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