South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS)
Welcome to the South Texas Hospital Medicine unit
Mission: To provide safe, effective, and high quality care to patients admitted to ALMVAH. Additionally, the Hospital Medicine unit provides excellent education and supervision of residents working on Hospital Medicine services.
General medicine inpatient service
Faculty inpatient servicer
Triage and bedflow coordination service
Medicine consultative service
Paracentesis clinic (Clinic that specializes in the removal of fluid from the abdomen that has built up due to liver disease, heart disease, kidney disease, infections, or cancer.)
Ultrasound support & education
Inpatient & outpatient bedside paracentesis, bedside thoracentesis & bedside arthrocentesis
Several projects within the unit are examining care transitions, triage skills and education, clinical decision-making, inpatient care and team integration.
Graduate Medical Education (GME):
The Hospital Medicine Unit is proud to be affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center and to participate in the education of the next generation of physicians. All residents and fellows are mentored and supervised closely by staff physicians when evaluating and treating Veterans.
New patients: For inpatient services, patients are referred for admission to the hospital by outpatient or emergency providers and based on diagnosis leading to admission may be sen by a hospitalist as a primary provider or in consultation. For outpatient services, patients are referred on the basis of need for recurrent outpatient fluid removal (paracentesis clinic, see above.)
7400 Merton Minter Blvd. San Antonio, 78229
Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital Inpatient Wards
- 210-617-5300 Ext. 14720
- 210-617-5120 Ext. patient care
Hours of Operation
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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