University Health System

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University Hospital is one of the nation's top-ranking hospitals.
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University Health System is the public district hospital for the San Antonio, Texas, USA metropolitan area. It is also San Antonio's only health system recognized by U.S. News & World Report, regarded as one of America's Best Hospitals. Owned and operated by Bexar County, it is the third largest public health system in Texas.[1]

As the primary teaching hospital for the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, University Hospital is a regional Level I Trauma Center and a leader in organ transplantation.

The facility is located in the South Texas Medical Center.


University Hospital is undergoing a $778 million expansion and renovation designed by the Dallas office of Perkins + Will.[2] The expansion is expected to increase the number of beds from the current 498 to more than 700, and to nearly double floor space to about 2 million square feet. In addition to adding on a new section, the existing two towers will be renovated and the helicopter pad will be moved from the south parking garage to the roof of a 10-story parking garage under construction.[3]

New Women's & Children Tower

A Women & Children's Tower with 250 private rooms is expected to open in 2022 during the second phase of University Health System's capital improvement program. The project features a heart, vascular and endoscopy suite, new parking structure and an additional shell space for future growth.

The new tower plans features special amenities for mothers and babies, and will be prepared to care for high-risk deliveries and complications during and after pregnancy. There will be a dedicated Obstetrics and Gynecology Emergency Department, Caesarian-section rooms, and a level IV neonatal intensive care unit connected to the labor and delivery unit.

The tower is also expected to be equipped to care for sick or injured children with a Children's Emergency Department, a pediatric rehabilitation gym and family friendly rooms.

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  1. ^ p.17 Texas Architect
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  3. ^ Finley, Don; Jennifer Hiller (2009-05-20). "It's substance over style in choice for new hospital". San Antonio Express News. Retrieved 2009-06-09.

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