Surgery Patient Care - affiliated hospitals
Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC) at UTHSCSA | Visit website.
University Health System (University Hospital) | Visit website.
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Healthcare System | Visit website.
Audie Murphy VA Hospital | Visit website.
Baptist Health System | Visit website.
TexSan Heart Hospital | Visit website.
Innova Healthcare San Antonio | >Visit website
Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio | Visit website
The hospitals affiliated with UTHSCSA Department of Surgery and our physicians are committed to our missions:
- providing the highest quality of care to our patients,
- teaching the next generation of health professionals,
- advancing medical knowledge,
- improving the delivery of care by supporting research,
- and promoting the good health of the community.
Teaching hospitals are affiliated with a medical school or a school of
nursing or other health-related professions. And new doctors are
typically trained in a teaching hospital. University Hospital is
a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center
at San Antonio.
What advantages does a teaching hospital provide to the patient? Patients have 24-hour access to physician care. Through the affiliation with the UT Health Science Center School of Medicine, University Hospital is able to provide medical education, sponsor basic and applied research, and offer a broad range of clinical services, especially to indigent populations. Often, the latest treatment therapies are available first at teaching hospitals.
The Journal of the American Medical Association (9/13/2000) reports that improved outcomes at teaching hospitals result from the higher acuity levels of their patients and the need to perform complex, high level, even breakthrough medical and surgical procedures.
The article also indicated that in teaching hospitals:
- The risk of death was 19% lower.
- Patients stay nearly 10% less time in the hospital for major illnesses such as heart attack and stroke.
- Elderly heart attack patients receive critical recommended therapy more often, and they are more likely to survive the heart attack-even years later.
- Patients with stroke, coronary artery disease and hip fracture have better survival rates.
- Women are more likely to have vaginal births after previously having a C-Section.