Behind the Shield: Supported even in isolation

September 28, 2020

When COVID-19 hit, we were bombarded with messages via telephone and our patient portal, MyChart. Patients had so much concern from secondary or tertiary contact from COVID-19 and they were looking for guidance. We were able to pivot quickly to provide care through telemedicine, which allowed us to reach our most vulnerable patients. Some patients […]

Behind the Shield: Navigating the COVID-19 learning curve

September 18, 2020

I graduated from the adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner program in 2018 and am currently a nursing PhD student (class of 2022). I also am a faculty member in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine and work for UT Health Physicians as a nurse practitioner in hospital medicine at University Hospital. […]

Behind the Shield: From radiation oncology to COVID care

September 10, 2020

I am a radiation oncology resident who was involved in taking care of COVID-19 patients at the Audie Murphy VA Medical Center. I trained for nearly three years solely in an outpatient setting, where patients aren’t typically sick enough to warrant acute hospital-level care. So I must admit that the thought of diving back into […]

Behind the Shield

September 3, 2020

For the next several weeks, we will be telling the stories of the heroes who are working day in and day out to ease the burden of the pandemic. We will be looking behind the shield at the experiences of the extraordinary people of UT Health San Antonio.

Behind the Shield: Resiliency through uncertainty

August 27, 2020

As I sit here surrounded by evacuation zones and smoke thickening the Sonoma County air, I am continuously grateful for the resilience of our community. Our intensive care unit was the only one left open in our town during the 2017 fires. I watched with stinging eyes and breathed through shallow breath, with flames visible […]

UT Health San Antonio: ENGAGED

July 22, 2020

Volunteering and community service learning (CSL) is now easier than ever at UT Health San Antonio. The institution has launched our new community engagement platform: UT Health San Antonio ENGAGED.