As part of a joint effort to advance the goal of healthier communities, UTSA and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are collaborating to bring together two institutions leveraging their respective capabilities and areas of expertise. The pursuit is intended as a collaborative venture to develop improved initiatives that strengthen existing signature academic and research programs.
The collaboration paves the way for UT Health San Antonio becoming the official health care provider for UTSA Athletics, with student-athletes receiving access to renowned health science center physicians and clinicians, and healthcare within the departments of orthopedics, physical therapy, and other specialties, including imaging and surgical services.
In addition, a community outpatient center will be constructed on UTSA’s Park West Campus, and support the sports medicine programs for UTSA student-athletes, with a long-term goal of offering opportunities for collaborative programs in academics, research, and health care services and delivery.
High-quality patient care programs will be housed within the new facility and will provide improved access to services and advanced treatments and therapies for students-athletes and a swath of San Antonio’s unique population. Future plans for UT Health Park West would support UTSA’s academic and research endeavors, including multidisciplinary education, research, and training activities that position themselves with the school’s Classroom to Career Initiative.
“This partnership provides unparalleled opportunities to leverage UTSA’s Knowledge Enterprise and work as a nationally recognized emerging research institution with the world-class patient care offered by UT Health San Antonio for collaborative, life-changing research and innovation that benefits our entire community,” said UTSA President Taylor Eighmy.
The two University of Texas System institutions have contributed to the growth and knowledge economy of San Antonio, with a total student population in South Texas of 38,000 with bachelors and advanced degrees in disciplines including medical, nursing, dental, health professions, and biomedical science.