About Us

Health Focus SA is designed to be a trusted source of health news, feature stories and information, with the aim of helping families in Bexar County and South Texas live healthier lives and be better informed about the health decisions they face. Health Focus SA is produced by University Health System — a nationally recognized teaching hospital and ambulatory network.  Want to contact us?    

About University Health System

University Health System is a teaching hospital and ambulatory network owned by the people of Bexar County. It serves as the primary teaching partner of UT Health Science Center San Antonio, as a busy Level 1 trauma center serving a 22-county region of South Texas, and as medical home to thousands of families at locations throughout Bexar County. Our facilities include University Hospital, the Robert B. Green Campus, the Texas Diabetes Institute and more than 20 other locations. We are the only Magnet health organization in South Texas, a U.S. News & World Best Hospital, one of the Most Wired and Most Wireless Hospitals, a Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facility and a BEST Award winner for employee learning. University Health System is committed to changing lives, advancing medicine and improving access to the highest level of care for the people of Bexar County and beyond.

Bexar County Hospital District Board of Managers

  • James Adams, chair
  • Ira Smith Jr., vice chair
  • Dr. Dianna M. Burns-Banks, secretary
  • Dr. Roberto L. Jimenez, immediate past chair
  • Robert Engberg, past chair
  • Janie Barrera
  • Jimmy Hasslocher

University Health System Executive Team

  • George B. Hernández Jr., president/CEO
  • Reed Hurley, executive vice president, chief financial officer
  • Ed Banos, executive vice president, chief operating officer
  • Dr. Bryan Alsip, executive vice president, chief medical officer
  • Ted Day, executive vice president, strategic planning and business development

Health Focus SA

Health Focus SA is produced by University Health System’s Corporate Communications and Marketing Department.

  • Leni Kirkman, senior vice president, strategic communications and patient relations
  • Don Finley, Health Focus SA editor
  • Tricia Aleman
  • Elizabeth Allen
  • Lisa Beebe
  • Denise Bradley
  • Andrew Castillo
  • Helena Hummel
  • Samah Lateef
  • Felicia Love
  • Sherrie Matthews
  • Selene Mejia
  • Anita Martin
  • Martha Rendon
  • Anthony Sanchez

Health Focus SA “Terms of Use”

Subscribers to Health Focus SA will receive a weekly digest of our latest stories, blog posts and features, and free access to the Health Focus SA website. Subscribers will also receive occasional emails from University Health System about our services and information we feel might be interesting or useful to our readers. If you no longer want to receive emails from University Health System or Health Focus SA, please click here and write “unsubscribe” in the subject line. We also have additional information about our Privacy Policy.

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Upcoming Events

  • Sat
    2 p.m. to 3 p.m.University Hospital, 4502 Medical Drive

    Take a tour of University Hospital's Labor & Delivery floor and learn what to expect on the big day. On this one-hour tour, you will tour our Labor & Delivery Unit, tour our Mother/Baby Unit, visit our newborn nursery and review hospital policies. This tour is offered in English and Spanish. Please e-mail Childbirth Education at Childbirthed@uhs-sa.com regarding availability for other languages. Expectant mothers can bring one additional adult to the tour. Registration is not required. For reservations or more information, call 210-358-1617 or email us at: Childbirthed@uhs-sa.com

  • Fri
    11 a.m. to noonTexas Diabetes Institute, 701 S. Zarzamora St.

    2nd floor Diabetes & Health Education. Cooking Class Topic: Meal Prepping for Weight Loss. Our monthly healthy cooking classes are taught by registered dietitians in the Texas Diabetes Institute's teaching kitchen. When you sign up for just $5, you'll receive a cooking demonstration, recipes to take home and food samples. Seats are limited, so call today to reserve your place. Some classes are available in Spanish. The $5 fee should be paid at the Texas Diabetes Institute cashier's office prior to the start of the class. To reserve a seat or for more information, call 210-358-7100.

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