Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

University Health—San Antonio, Texas

University Hospital is one of the nation’s leading teaching hospitals and South Texas’ premier Level I trauma center. University Hospital offers the most technically advanced care available anywhere, in an inviting and comfortable setting. We are proud to serve as the region's only Level I trauma center for both adults and children. This means specialists in every trauma-related field are in the hospital 24/7 to treat even the most complex injuries. The physicians of UT Health San Antonio serve as the medical staff for University Hospital and the Women's & Children's Hospital. Through this affiliation, University Health is a hub of innovation and discovery, helping to create tomorrow’s best practices today, as the region’s only academic health system.

University Health is committed to delivering patient-centered, culturally competent and high-quality healthcare for adults and children, based on a strong foundation of outcomes-based research and innovative teaching. At University Hospital, our mission is to treat serious injury in our facilities and prevent injury in our community. Our physicians, surgeons and nurses are in-house all day, every day, saving the lives of our friends and neighbors across the 22-county region.

 

University Health also includes:

  • The Women’s & Children’s Hospital is the region’s first hospital dedicated exclusively to the unique needs of women, children and babies. Services include the Harvey E. Najim Children’s Emergency Department, a 24/7 Women’s Center for OB/GYN emergencies, a Level IV NICU, Level IV maternity center, and dedicated inpatients unit with all of the technology and specialized teams needed to care for even the most complex medical needs. One of the hospital’s unique programs is A Mother’s Place, where neonatal dieticians customize breast milk for babies in the NICU – adding supplements based on their individualized need to help them grow and thrive.
  • The Robert B. Green Campus in downtown San Antonio, serves as the hub for our ambulatory care network.
  • Community First Health Plans, the only local nonprofit health plan, serving people in Bexar County and surrounding communities.
  • University Medicine Associates, a nonprofit provider group practice, caring for adults and children in University Health locations across the community.
  • University Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization supporting the University Health mission.
  • University Health Institute for Public Health, a division to better promote comprehensive population health initiatives that support health equity, acute care, preventive health care and public health emergency response.

 

All University Health locations and providers are connected through Epic, the most robust electronic health records system. With Epic, your complete medical record is immediately available for your health care team at every visit. As a University Health patient, Epic’s MyChart portal and smartphone application allows you to book appointments, message your doctor, refill prescriptions, see test results and so much more.

TSN Coordinator

Address
4502 Medical Dr.
San Antonio, Texas, 78229

Telephone
work: 210-743-4120


Upcoming Programs & Events

Trauma Survivor Photo Program

Ongoing

We invite former trauma patients to participate in our Trauma Survivor Photo Program. Patients who wish to participate can schedule to have a professional photographer take their portrait, which will be displayed within the hospital as a hopeful reminder for both patients and staff. Learn more

Peer Visitation

Ongoing

Peer visitation is an opportunity for trauma survivors to share their personal experience in recovering from traumatic injury with someone who is just starting the recovery process. We are currently looking for peer visitor volunteers, regardless of type or level of injury, who have had success in the recovery process. Learn more

Race to Rebuild

05/01/2024-5/30/2024 • Anytime

Race to Rebuild is a virtual walk/run/cycle/roll distance of your choice event that anyone can join in support of trauma survivors and the incredible challenges they face every day. Race to Rebuild is a virtual race that anyone anywhere can join in support of friends, family and others who challenge themselves daily to adapt to their "new normal". You can choose any day during the month of May to complete your walk/run/cycle/roll. Registration is $30 per person and includes: Race to Rebuild performance style t-shirt (men, ladies and kids sizes available) Trauma Survivors: Please use promo code: SURVIVORS2024 for 50% off registration. Learn more

National Trauma Survivors Day

5/15/2024 • 11am -1pm CST

We celebrate together the strength and resiliency of trauma survivors, their families, and friends. We encourage other trauma survivors to attend and participate in peer support groups. Resources will be provided. Learn more


Community Resources

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

https://afsp.org/chapter/south-texas

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies: - Funding scientific research - Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention - Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention - Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide

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Catholic Charities

https://ccaosa.org/

The mission of Catholic Charities is to provide for the needs of our community through selfless service under the sign of love.

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Texas Burn Survivor Society

texasburnsurvivors.org

The mission of Texas Burn Survivor Society (TBSS) is to provide care, comfort, and essential services to the critically burned and their families.

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Jewish Family Service

jfs-sa.org

Jewish Family Service (JFS) has been providing affordable mental health counseling, group therapy, case management, and senior services to the greater San Antonio community and beyond since 1973. Our services are available to all, regardless of age, race, faith, sexual orientation, or economic status. JFS is able to offer services through the generous support of individual contributors, the The Jewish Federation of San Antonio, Methodist Healthcare Ministries, the H.E. Butt Foundation, the San Antonio Area Foundation, and other private funders.

Children’s Bereavement Center

cbcst.org

As the sole provider of grief support programs for children through young adulthood in South Texas, we wholeheartedly devote ourselves to addressing the bereavement needs of children from every culture and social circumstance to help them heal and move forward. We believe that each person’s journey through grief is unique and therefore deserving of a distinctive approach. Our goal is to help children and their caregivers understand the depth of their grief, stabilize and preserve family relationships, and develop healthy coping skills after the death of a loved one.

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Battered Women's Shelter

https://fvps.org/

VPS is able to offer residential and non-residential clients shelter, transitional housing, counseling for adults, children, families, and free legal services. These services help individuals and families recover from the pain and longer-term effects of domestic violence

San Antonio Amputee Foundation

https://www.saamputeefoundation.org/

The San Antonio Amputee Foundation is a nonprofit organization rebuilding the lives of amputees through peer support, education, case management and recreation. Started and run by Mona Patel, an amputee herself who has provided support for hundreds across the nation.

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Standup SA

https://www.sa.gov/Directory/Departments/SAMHD/Healthy-Living/Violence-Prevention

Stand Up SA is a program designed to prevent violence by treating the issue like an infection disease by focusing on interrupting transmission, changing behaviors and community norms.

Wonders & Worries

https://wondersandworries.org/

Wonders & Worries provides free, professional support for children and teenagers through a parent’s serious illness or injury, so that they can reach their full potential.

TBI Warrior Foundation

https://www.tbiwarriorfoundation.org/about-us-1

To improve the quality of life of veterans, civilians, and children living with brain injury and their caregivers through community integration, education, and advancement programs.

SACADA -San Antonio Council on Alcohol & Drug Awareness

https://sacada.org/about/

Empowering our community to live healthy lives; by providing prevention, intervention, and recovery support services for children and adults.

Rape Crisis Center

https://rapecrisis.com/

To provide help, hope and healing to those impacted by sexual violence and cultivate a safe, nonviolent community. Hotline number is 210-349-7273.


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