The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is preparing to implement a five-year program under the Section 11-15 Medicaid Waiver. Health 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.
At 6 a.m. today University Hospital started moving 200 patients to its new, 1 million sq. ft. Sky Tower extension.
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 Bexar County’s history.
A large metal sculpture set against native red Pecos sandstone greets patients at the main driveway of the new Sky Tower with 4,000 hand-painted bluebonnets.
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.
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.
Today the University Health System officially begins services at its new Robert B. Green Campus in downtown San Antonio.
The grand opening of the Clinical Pavilion on the Robert B Green Campus 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.