All in this one location, family physicians, endocrinologists, renal specialists, orthopaedists, ophthalmologists, dermatologists, podiatrists, and wound care specialists work together to help patients with diabetes manage their disease and reduce their chances of developing its serious, even deadly, complications. Five distinct, yet integrated, centers of excellence comprise the work and the goals of the Texas Diabetes Institute: health promotion, patient education, professional training, treatment and diabetes research. The patient care and community amenities include an auditorium, café and grill, demonstration kitchen, fitness center and chapel. In addition, the facility has state-of-the-art research laboratories, four hyperbaric chambers, 28-station outpatient renal dialysis clinic, pharmacy, and a clinic for each medical specialty. Providing all of these services at one location contributes to the multidisciplinary approach to patient care in Bexar County and South Texas.
The Texas Diabetes Institute partners with the Children’s Clinic to provide a Children’s Center Clinic in addition to “Youth in Motion” exercise programming at the on-site gym, cooking classes in English and Spanish at the on-site education kitchen and supports the YMCA 360 program for affordable diabetes prevention programming for children.
New 269,000 sq foot clinic pavilion located downtown and houses adult clinics as well as general pediatric clinics, a Pedi Express Urgent Care Clinic with extended hours, and a comprehensive array of pediatric sub-specialty clinics. The sixth floor of this building is dedicated to pediatric subspecialty clinics including endocrinology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, ophthalmology, neurology, comprehensive care clinic, etc. Other available services include an imaging center (MRI, X-Ray, laboratory for blood draws, and an infusion center. This facility also hosts the reproductive endocrinology clinic as well as high risk obstetric clinics and has full services for social services, child life, nutrition, and other pediatric ancillary services.
University Hospital is a facility of the University Health System, a tax supported agency whose primary responsibility is to furnish medical care to indigent and needy residents of San Antonio and the surrounding Bexar County. University Hospital serves the general Bexar County population and referred private patients of the Health Science Center faculty. Over 3,000 newborns are admitted annually to the Term Newborn Nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. A typical daily census in the NICU includes 16 level III patients and 12 level II patients.
There are over 700 admissions annually to the NICU, including 500 admissions to level III beds, which are occupied by ventilator and/or oxygen dependent infants. Level II care is provided for pre-term babies, infants of diabetic mothers, newborns with birth defects, post-surgical cases and other infants requiring intensive nursing care or a high level of observation.
In addition to the nursery services, University Hospital has relocated the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intermediate Care beds, and general pediatric wards to the newly finished University Sky Tower for state of the art facilities co-located with transplant services in April 2014. House staff care for the patients on the Pediatric Transition Unit while the patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital are under the care of hospitalists. There are 1,600 children’s admissions annually including 1,050 admissions to the pediatric medical services and 550 pediatric surgical patients.
State-of-the art facility designed to provide comprehensive pediatric medical services with a focus on cardiovascular surgery, trauma, and solid organ transplants such as kidney, liver or heart.