University Hospital is the FIRST Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in South Texas.
Inside the EMS vehicle, paramedics send a signal to University Hospital Emergency Department that a possible stroke victim is on the way. The minute you arrive, our expert stroke team is there to diagnose the stroke and take action, prepared with powerful blood clot busting medication to stop the stroke and start the most appropriate treatment. They move fast. Every minute is critical.
You’re in the right hands at the right time.
University Hospital, in partnership with UT Medicine, is the FIRST hospital in South Texas certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers are the industry leaders that set the national standards in highly-specialized stroke care, with the state-of-the-art facilities, advanced technology, and highly-trained staff. This designation means you are in the care of an elite team of some of the best-trained and most experienced medical specialists and San Antonio’s only board certified Neuro-Critical specialists in our state of the art Neuro-ICU. We are ready around the clock to provide the best care and the best outcomes for even the most complex cases of stroke.
Leading-edge stroke care from San Antonio’s top hospital.
When every minute counts, University Hospital is ready: we’re also home to the only Level I Trauma Center in South Texas. U.S. News and World Report® ranks University Hospital as the best hospital in San Antonio, and we’re the only hospital in the region to earn a Magnet designation — the Gold Standard in patient care — from the American Nurses Association.
During a stroke, every minute makes a big difference.
At University Hospital, so does your stroke team.