Medical Facility News

Technology Accelerator Will Prevent Good Ideas From Going to Waste

Medical breakthroughs are the result of arduous research and great effort, but if they are never translated into new therapies, drugs or treatments, they benefit no one.

University Health System: Compassionate Physicians Deliver Advanced Gynecologic Research and Treatment

At University Health System, physicians offer therapies that can benefit patients with complex gynecologic diseases and conditions, making the system a referral hub for the surrounding area. Fueling these treatments are insights gained from leading-edge research and clinical trials...

Accelerating the Pace of Biomedical Research

Better understanding the diseases that most affect our region and nation will enable us to provide patients with improved diagnosis and treatment.

CHRISTUS Surgery Center–Olympia Hills Celebrates Grand Opening Event

CHRISTUS Surgery Center-Olympia Hills opened its doors to the community during a special grand opening for the premier outpatient facility now serving San Antonio’s growing northeast side.

CHRISTUS Health associates, community leaders and church officials cut the ribbon on the...

World-Class Urologic Oncology Care for South Texas at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System

In just two years, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System has assembled a team of nearly 40 urologic oncologists and other specialists from across San Antonio that focuses on diagnosing, treating and preventing urologic cancers in south Texas, close to where patients live and work.

Following a Different Model of Care

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) focus on improving the patients’ health and experience while reducing costs.

Prioritizing Women’s Heart Health at University Health System

University Health System is addressing a gap in health care for women who have or are at risk for heart disease.

Newborns Benefit From New Heart Screening Guidelines

Congenital heart disease (CHD) affects about 1 percent of newborn babies per year in the United States, and approximately one quarter of those will have critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) that requires catheter or surgical intervention during the first year. CHDs are a leading cause of birth defect-associated infant illness and death. Babies born with these conditions are living a longer and healthier life, thanks to advancement in cardiac care. Newborn pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart disease helps identify those at risk.

The Value of an Academic Medical Center

A conversation with William L. Henrich, MD, MACP, President and Professor of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio

Giving Babies a Better Chance at Life

The research efforts of Cynthia Blanco, MD, Medical Director of the Neonatal Nutrition & Bone Institute at University Health System and Professor of Neonatology at UT Health San Antonio, recently helped the medication Omegaven gain FDA approval. The medication, developed by German healthcare company Fresenius Kabi, helps save the lives of infants with parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease.