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Historic ties are renewed
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Historic ties are renewed

In August, University Health System and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio finalized a long-term affiliation agreement that extends their nearly half-century partnership. That partnership has delivered high-quality medical care to countless individuals and families throughout Bexar County and South Texas, educated tens of thousands of physicians, Continue Reading

In search of great performance boards
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In search of great performance boards

In early July, the Operational Excellence department began an audit of performance boards throughout University Health System. The purpose was to look for efficiencies and needs in various departments, to identify outstanding areas to highlight as best practices, and to pinpoint any systemic issues facing the organization in which across-the-board Continue Reading

Keeping kids safe
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Keeping kids safe

Hoping to make walking to school, riding in cars — and doing the kinds of things kids do — much safer, University Health System joined with Safe Kids Worldwide to prevent injuries in our community. Serious injuries are the leading cause of death in children. Safe Kids San Antonio will Continue Reading

A Sweet Ride For a Special Nurse
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A Sweet Ride For a Special Nurse

Excellent nursing is the backbone of healthcare. That is especially true at University Health System, which is the only healthcare system in South Texas to earn the prestigious Magnet designation — the highest recognition of nursing quality. The designation was renewed in September for another four years. Principle Auto Group, Continue Reading

SAMCEE15
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SAMCEE15

University Health System took part in San Antonio Mass Casualty Exercise and Evaluation, or SAMCEE15, on Oct. 6. The exercise tested our patient-surge plan, decontamination of patients, a point-of-distribution stand-up with the Metropolitan Health District, and family support during a patient surge. Countless staff and physicians took part in the Continue Reading

Save Kids Lives
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Save Kids Lives

A message from Dr. Lillian Liao, pediatric trauma and burn director at University Hospital: Dear team UHS, I support the #SaveKidsLives campaign to make roads safe for kids. Every day more than 500 children lose their lives in road traffic crashes globally. Tens of thousands more are injured.  #SaveKidsLives asked Continue Reading