University Health System http://tpr.org en University Hospital Taking NICU Ophthalmology To Rural Areas http://tpr.org/post/university-hospital-taking-nicu-ophthalmology-rural-areas <p>University Hospital is participating in a study that doctors hope will save the eyesight of premature babies born in areas where ophthalmologists are in short supply.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The study looked at telemedicine exams used to diagnose retina problems associated with premature birth, or retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a disease that in the past caused blindness among most premature victims.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:16:54 +0000 Eileen Pace 34838 at http://tpr.org University Hospital Taking NICU Ophthalmology To Rural Areas University Health System Introduces Art To Help Heal http://tpr.org/post/university-health-system-introduces-art-help-heal <p>If you’ve been to a pair of local medical facilities recently, you might be surprised by the art you see there.<br />The concept is called "healing arts." I spoke to Mark Webb, a senior vice president with <a href="http://www.universityhealthsystem.com/" target="_blank">University Health System</a> to find out how it works.</p><p>"There is science and data behind arts and the healing process," Webb said. “How it reduces anxiety of patients and how it speeds with the healing process because it’s calming.”</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:54:55 +0000 Jack Morgan 33521 at http://tpr.org University Health System Introduces Art To Help Heal UTHSC Studies Childhood Obesity Among Latinos http://tpr.org/post/uthsc-studies-childhood-obesity-among-latinos <p>As diabetes and obesity remain at epidemic levels for the Latino community, a study at the UT Health Science Center-San Antonio aims to keep Hispanic children from becoming another member of the statistic pool.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 15:25:07 +0000 Joey Palacios 31394 at http://tpr.org The Source: Free Screenings For Aneurysms This Weekend http://tpr.org/post/source-free-screenings-aneurysms-weekend <p>A leading cause of instant death in the U.S. gives off few symptoms. Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) kill 15,000 people every year and are detected 90 percent of the time by accident, according to Johns Hopkins Medical Center.</p><p>This weekend University Medical Center is offering free screenings for the problem on its Robert E. Green Campus.</p><p>Your aorta is the garden hose of your body, moving vast quantities of blood every minute and any kind of bulge or rupture can be deadly.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 15:20:44 +0000 Paul Flahive 31243 at http://tpr.org The Source: Free Screenings For Aneurysms This Weekend University Hospital To Lead Medicaid Waiver Conference In May http://tpr.org/post/university-hospital-lead-medicaid-waiver-conference-may <p>The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is preparing to implement a five-year program under the Section 11-15 Medicaid Waiver. H<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ealth care leadership from around the state will gather in San Antonio next month to talk about the $1 billion coming to South Texas as a result of the waiver.</span></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:26:58 +0000 Eileen Pace 30485 at http://tpr.org New University Hospital Sky Tower Opens For Patients http://tpr.org/post/new-university-hospital-sky-tower-opens-patients <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At 6 a.m. today University Hospital started moving 200 patients to its new, 1 million sq. ft. </span>Sky Tower<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> extension.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The opening of the new 10-floor tower marks the completion of the county's $899.4 million Capital Improvement Program for the health system and the largest construction project in </span>Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County’s history.</span></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:41:35 +0000 Eileen Pace 29964 at http://tpr.org New University Hospital Sky Tower Opens For Patients This Flu Season Shaping Up To Be One Of The Worst http://tpr.org/post/flu-season-shaping-be-one-worst <p>An estimated six people are confirmed dead in Hidalgo County due to the flu -- one pediatric and five adult -- as the flu and flu-like illnesses continue to make their way around the country.</p><p>Flu deaths are difficult to confirm as the Texas Department of State Health Services does not require adult deaths to be reported, but Hidalgo County Public Affairs Director Karina Cardoza said the county monitored local clinics on their own.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:32:38 +0000 Joey Palacios 24532 at http://tpr.org This Flu Season Shaping Up To Be One Of The Worst University Health System Serving Downtown With New Facility http://tpr.org/post/university-health-system-serving-downtown-new-facility <p></p><p>Today the University Health System officially begins services at its new Robert B. Green Campus in downtown San Antonio.</p><p>The grand opening of the <a href="http://www.universityhealthsystem.com/clinics/robert-b-green-campus/" target="_blank">Clinical Pavilion on the Robert B Green Campus</a> over the weekend means that starting today, patients can get primary care, pediatric care, women’s care, outpatient surgery, imaging and other services in a brand new, high-tech facility.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:13:00 +0000 Eileen Pace 4715 at http://tpr.org University Health System Serving Downtown With New Facility