University Health System is a nationally recognized teaching hospital and network of outpatient healthcare centers, owned by the people of Bexar County. In partnership with UT Medicine San Antonio, the practice plan of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, it is consistently recognized as a leader in advanced treatment options, new technologies and clinical research.
University Hospital is a facility of the University Health System, a tax supported agency whose primary responsibility is to furnish medical care to indigent and needy residents of San Antonio and the surrounding Bexar County. University Hospital also serves the general Bexar County population and referred private patients of the Health Science Center faculty. Over 3,000 newborns are admitted annually to the Term Newborn Nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital. A typical daily census in the NICU includes 35 level III patients and 12 level II patients.
There are over 700 admissions annually to the NICU, including 500 admissions to level III beds, which are occupied by ventilator and/or oxygen dependent infants. Level II care is provided for pre-term babies, infants of diabetic mothers, newborns with birth defects, post-surgical cases and other infants requiring intensive nursing care or a high level of observation. A team of neonatal nurse practitioners supervised directly by faculty neonatologists ensures that the patient volume on the resident team is not excessive.
In addition to the nursery services, University Hospital completed its new 1-million square foot, 900-million dollar inpatient and surgical tower. Completed in April of 2014, this new state-of-the-art facility houses a 26-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a 48-bed Pediatric Inpatient Unit with an additional observation area, along with dedicated childrens emergency center for pediatric emergency visits. There are currently over 2700 children's admissions annually including 2050 admissions to the pediatric medical services and 650 pediatric surgical/trauma patients. Interns assigned to the Pediatric Transition Unit have an annualized average of 6-10 patients for whom they are responsible. This pediatric facility provides comprehensive pediatric medical services with a focus on general and subspecialty pediatric care with a focus on cardiovascular surgery, trauma, burn care and solid organ transplants.
The 10-story Sky Tower was designed with patients and families in mind, from spacious private rooms to shaded gardens for respite and fresh air, to on-demand room service and interactive TV entertainment and patient education. More than 1,200 works of art and design enhancements are aimed at promoting healing and hope, and humanizing the high-tech medicine provided there.
It contains a greatly expanded emergency department, 35 surgical suites on two floors and 420 new private rooms — bringing the total throughout the hospital to 716.
The Robert B. Green outpatient facility is a new 6-story, 269,000 square foot outpatient facility located in the heart of downtown San Antonio. This state-of-the-art facility provides all manner of adult and pediatric care including a dedicated pediatric urgent care clinic, resident continuity clinics and pediatric subspecialty clinics. Included in this facility are a full laboratory, imaging center, procedure and surgical suites and outpatient pharmacy. This facility is anticipated to see over 50,000 general and subspecialty pediatric visits per year. Over two million dollars of art work and installations are visible inside and outside the facility in this LEED certified building.
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The Texas Diabetes Institute focus is health, not just medicine. Their goal is to provide ongoing state-of-the-art preventive care through innovative activities which will enable us to detect and intervene in the progression of this devastating disease.
Residents spend four half-days per week at the Children's Center at the Texas Diabetes Institute, an ambulatory clinic of the University Hospital, as part of the pediatric endocrinology rotation. The team approach to the management of chronic illness, particularly diabetes mellitus type I and II and obesity, is stressed. Multiple certified diabetes educators and dieticians are available to assist the resident in managing the diabetic child while gaining a better understanding of resources and systems of care.
San Antonio Military Medical Center one of only a few flagship military medical facilities in the nation and provides comprehensive training in all aspects of Adolescent Medicine, including all aspects of medical and psychological care for adolescents and young adults since 1972. With over 6000 adolescent visits in each clinic per year, the setting is ideal for training both residents and fellows in Adolescent Medicine. This facility also provides comprehensive training of Behavior and Development where a 4-week block rotation in normal and abnormal behavior and development occur. There are 36 half-day outpatient clinical experiences per rotation at this and several community sites including developmental/behavioral clinics, preemie follow-up clinics, autism clinic, school dysfunction clinic, spina bifida clinic, cerebral palsy clinic, and fetal alcohol syndrome clinic. During this rotation, residents are able to make visits to the home of a child with complex medical issues in order to understand the extensive level of care and commitment required of families with medically complex children.