Chair, Board of Managers Bexar County Hospital District GEORGE B. HERNANDEZ JR. President and CEO, University Health System If you've visited any of our University Health System facilities recently, you might have noticed we're busier than ever. Bexar County and South Texas make up one of the fastest-growing regions in the country, and we've been growing just as fast to keep up with the many thousands of people throughout our region - and beyond - who want the special kind of care we offer. And it is special. Ask anyone who works here how it's special and they'll have plenty to say. But if we were to boil it down to just a couple of words, it would be thinking beyond. It is our relentless drive to seek out new knowledge. It's how we share that knowledge with the doctors, nurses and many other kinds of health professionals we train. It's how we share that knowledge to improve the health of the communities we serve. to challenge ourselves to look beyond the standard of care that exists today and come up with new and better ways to treat or prevent illness and injury. In the pages that follow, you can read about how we're thinking beyond. For example, we recently became the first and only Level I pediatric trauma center in South Texas, and the fifth in Texas. We also were designated a comprehensive stroke center - the highest level for stroke care - in recognition of the advanced stroke procedures we offer our patients. We launched the Texas Liver Tumor Center to bring together some of the world's most prominent liver specialists and provide the newest therapies for liver cancer and liver diseases. And in terms of access, we broke ground on the new Dr. Robert L.M. Hilliard Center, which will be a first-class facility for family medicine on the city's East Side. Next year will mark our 100th anniversary, and a century of service to the people of Bexar County and South Texas. Good things truly are ahead for University Health System and the people we serve. For now, please enjoy reading our 2016 Report to the Community. On behalf of the Board of Managers and the staff of University Health System, we thank you for your interest and support.
2016 See How We See Annual Report
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