Our vision is to create a research and specialty hospital that is home to leading-edge care for patients with the most complex conditions and where discovery is translated into effective new therapy.  It will also be a place for training the next generation of superb health care providers for our region and beyond.

From leading-edge clinical trials, to complex, inpatient specialty care, we will offer the best and newest technologies in a “healing advantage” that combines science and innovation with compassion.  We will deliver precision health care in an environment where patients always come first.

UT Health San Antonio is the only academic health science center serving San Antonio and our 38-county region of 5 million people.  San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the U.S. and among the fastest growing cities in the nation, increasing by more than 2,000 residents every month.  Our highly diverse and aging population faces a disproportionate prevalence of cancer, neurodegenerative disease, diabetes, heart disease and other complex conditions.  These conditions, in turn, require the most sophisticated care in oncology, radiation therapy, neurology and orthopedics, to name just a few disciplines.  In addition, there is a growing need for enhanced access to leading-edge clinical trials in San Antonio, and this hospital will provide the research expertise to accomplish this goal.

Since being established over 50 years ago, we have been affiliated principally with University Hospital, our primary teaching hospital, and we will continue this partnership in the future. Services established in the new UT Health Multispecialty and Research Hospital will be complementary to services in University Hospital.  An important goal is to reduce fragmented patient care in a more seamless system of care.

UT Health San Antonio has earned its distinction as a “rising star” among academic medical centers, both in Texas and the nation.  UT Health San Antonio stands at the center of a $42 billion regional healthcare and biosciences effort.  Our mission is comprehensive: biomedical research, patient care, medical education, and community health.  We are attracting top-ranked, nationally recognized investigators and clinicians to our community and delivering cutting-edge therapies and resources that other health facilities do not provide.  We offer excellence in education for medical, nursing, health professions, biomedical science and dental students, and we train more than 1,000 medical residents annually for our community.  We are a “research intensive” University with approximately $300 million in annual research support.  This distinguished record documents the unique contributions UT Health San Antonio makes to the health of our community and region.

The UT System Board of Regents has allocated $80 million for this transformative project, a generous pledge of their commitment to UT Health and to the community of San Antonio.  In addition, UT Health has pledged $20 million toward the $430 million project cost.  We are embarking on a Campaign to raise at least $70 million in philanthropy and every gift we receive, up to $100 million, will be matched. The remainder of the project will be financed.

Goals for UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital

  • Build a best in class hospital that is #1 in San Antonio, for our community and South Texas;
  • Offer leading-edge, high quality, precision patient care translated from the latest research;
  • Provide comprehensive cancer care in a state-of-the-art facility by a multidisciplinary team, animated by state-of-the-art technology and innovation;
  • Conduct hospital-based clinical trials and treatments not currently offered in this area — immunotherapies, stem cell transplant, cellular-based therapies — that greatly expand treatment options for our patients;
  • Elevate UT Health San Antonio to the status of a “flagship” of the UT Health System;
  • Make it unnecessary for any patient to have to leave San Antonio for the most sophisticated patient care available anywhere in the world;
  • Aim to break ground in Spring 2021 and open the hospital in 2024

Key Features of UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital

  • 144-bed, 8-floor hospital connected to the Mays Cancer Center by a climate-controlled skybridge;
  • 12-acre site in South Texas Medical Center with hospital, parking garage and flexible, adaptable design to accommodate future growth;
  • Immunotherapy and stem cell unit with cancer focused care and include other services such as urology and orthopedics;
  • 12 operating rooms, ICU, clinical trials, emergency department, pharmacy, laboratories, and Nuclear Medicine, CT, MRI and X-ray Imaging Center;
  • 750 new jobs and 150 new training slots for residents.