UT Health Science Center San Antonio

Guide to the Bexar County Hospital District Records



Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Creator Bexar County Hospital District
Title: Bexar County Hospital District Records
Inclusive dates: 1966-1986
Abstract: The Bexar County Hospital District was created in 1955 to provide medical care to the indigent of Bexar County. Facilities include the Medical Center Hospital and the Brady Green Community Health Center. Records include brochures, by-laws, manuals, serial publications, budgets, financial reports, policies and other materials originated by the Bexar County Hospital District.
Identification: AR 66
Extent: 13 boxes, 5 ½ linear feet
Language: Materials are in written in English.
Repository University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, UTHSC Libraries, University Archives, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900

Administrative History Note

The Bexar County Hospital District, doing business as University Health System, is a political subdivision of the state of Texas. The legal entity was created in 1955 to provide medical care to the indigent of Bexar County. It is a tax supported institution owned by the people of Bexar County and governed by a Board of Managers. The Bexar County Commissioners Court appoints the seven board members, sets the annual hospital district tax rate, and approves University Health System’s annual operating and capital budgets. The Board is entrusted with the interpretation of the Health System's mission and stewardship of its resources. It is responsible for the overall governance and management of the Health System as described under the provisions of Chapter 281 of the Texas Health and Safety Code and as delegated by the Commissioners' Court. It sets goals, plans and performance for the Health System and assures appropriate policies, procedures and systems are in place.

Major facilities of the Hospital District include the Medical Center Hospital and the Brady Green Community Health Center. The mission of the University Health System is to promote the good health of the community by providing the highest quality of care to both inpatients and outpatients, by teaching the next generation of health professionals and by supporting research thereby advancing medical knowledge and improving the delivery of patient care.

University Health System’s origins date back to 1916 when the city of San Antonio and the county of Bexar jointly sponsored the Robert B. Green Memorial Hospital to provide medical services to the community’s indigent. Today, it is an academic medical center that serves as the principal partner of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, training over 2,500 healthcare professionals each year. University Hospital, operates about 400 acute care and specialty beds and serves as the premier Level I trauma center for a 22-county area of South/Central Texas. University Health System has outpatient facilities that provide primary care and specialty outpatient care throughout Bexar County. It is the third largest public health system in the state of Texas and one of the largest employers in Bexar County with over 5,000 employees, nearly 700 resident physicians, and an operating budget of $947.6 million for 2012.

Sources:

University Health System Webpage: http://www.universityhealthsystem.com/about-university-health-system/our-history . Viewed 10/23/2014.


Scope and Contents

The Bexar County Hospital District Records contain brochures, by-laws, manuals, serial publications, budgets, financial reports, policies, and other materials originated by the Bexar County Hospital District.


 

Arrangement of Collection

Series 1: Publications
Series 2: Administrative & Financial Records
Series 3: History
Series 4: Manuals
Series 5: Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
Series 6: Radiologic Technology
Series 7: Wives Club

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use. Materials may be viewed in the reading room of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, located on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Physical Access

Some materials are very brittle or torn on the edges and may require an electronic copy or photocopy for use.


Index Terms

Organizations
Bexar County Hospital (San Antonio, Tex.)
Bexar County Hospital District
Brady Green Community Health Center
Medical Center Hospital (San Antonio, Tex.)
Subjects
History of Medicine – Texas
Hospital Administration
Physicians – Texas
Document Types
Serials
Brochures
Manuals
Directories

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Bexar County Hospital District Records, AR 66, University Archives, UTHSC Libraries, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Provenance

Records were donated at various times to the University Archives by various faculty and staff of the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Collection History

Received as donations at various times.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by: Anne Comeaux, October 2014


Detailed Description of Collection

 

Series 1. Publications

Folders 66AB*1, 66AC*1, and 66AN*1 are shelved in one box. Folders 66AO*1, 66AP*1, 66AQ*1, 66AR*1, and 66AT*1 are shelved in one box.
Box-Folder Item
66AB*1 1 Brochures
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66AC*1 1 NewsClips. February 1990 – August 1990, October 1990, November 1990, February 1991, March 1991.
Note: Shelved with 66AB*1
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66AH*1 1 Green Bexar News, 1970-79
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66AH*2 1 Green Bear News, 1980-1981
2 Homefront, 1987-Jan 1990.
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66AH*3 1 Newsfront, 1981-87.
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66AI*1 1 Infoline, 1991-2000
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66AI*2 1 Infoline, 2001-2006
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66AN*1 1 Bexar County Hospital District Newsletter, 1965
Note: Shelved with 66AB*1
2 Bexar County Hospital District Weekly Bulletin, 1968
Note: Shelved with 66AB*1
3 Bexar County Hospital District News, 1968-1969
Note: Shelved with 66AB*1
4 Bexar County Hospital District Bulletin, 1976.
Note: Shelved with 66AB*1
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66AO*1 1 Adelante, 1990-91, 1992(November),1993(March,April, June,July, August,October/November)
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66AP*1 1 Green Bexar's Paw Prints, 1980-81.
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66AQ*1 1 Heartbeat, Spring/Summer 1987
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66AR*1 1 Response, 1982-1985
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66AT*1 1 Ticker Tape, 1966, 1968-1969



 

Series 2. Administrative & Financial Records

Box-Folder Item
66B*1 1 Bexar County Hospital District, Medical & Dental Staff By-Laws, 1968
2 Bexar County Hospital District, Medical & Dental Staff By-Laws, 1981
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66DA*1 1 Bexar County Hospital District Annual Report, 1964.
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66DB*1 1 Bexar County Hospital District Operating Budget, 1965
2 Bexar County Hospital District Operating Budget, 1967
3 Bexar County Hospital District Operating Budget, 1969
4 Bexar County Hospital District Proposed Operating Budget, 1969
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66DF*1 1 Bexar County Hospital District Financial Report, Apr 1967.
2 Bexar County Hospital District Financial Report, June 1967.
3 Bexar County Hospital District Financial Report, July 1967.
4 Bexar County Hospital District Financial Report, Aug 1967.
5 Bexar County Hospital District Financial Report, Sept 1967.
6 Bexar County Hospital District Financial Report, Oct 1967.
7 Bexar County Hospital District Financial Report, Nov 1967.
8 Bexar County Hospital District Financial Report, Jan 1968.
9 Bexar County Hospital District Financial Report, Mar 1968.
10 Bexar County Hospital District Financial Report, Apr 1968.
11 Bexar County Hospital District Financial Report, May 1968.
12 Bexar County Hospital District Financial Report, June 1968.
13 Bexar County Hospital District Financial Report, Aug 1968.
14 Bexar County Hospital District Financial Report, Oct 1968.
15 Bexar County Hospital District Financial Report, Dec 1968.
16 Bexar County Hospital District Financial Report, Feb 1969.
17 Bexar County Hospital District Financial Report, Mar 1969.
18 Bexar County Hospital District Financial Report, May 1969.
Box-Folder Item
66DN*1 1 News Release – Bexar County Hospital
2 News Release – History – Robert B. Green Memorial Hospital & Bexar County Hospital District
Box-Folder Item
66DP*1 1 Bexar County Hospital District Admission Policy, 1966.
2 Bexar County Hospital District Operating Room Policy, 1977.



 

Series 3. History

Box-Folder Item
66H*1 1 Bexar County Hospital. Typewritten, 4 pp.
Information on the design and functioning of the original Bexar County Hospital building.
2 Untitled paper discussing the history of public health in San Antonio from early Indian medical practices. Author unknown. Copy. Typewritten, 104 pp.
Discusses incidents and problems of the medically indigent in San Antonio which led to the creation of the Robert B. Green Hospital and the formation of the Bexar County Hospital District. It also discusses the early history of the Robert B. Green hospital and the creation of the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio.
3 Focus on High Risk Infant Care: A History and Perspective of the Bexar County Neonatal Intensive Care Program. Author unknown. Publication.



 

Series 4. Manuals

66MD*1, 66MH*1, and 66MP*1 are shelved in the same box.
Box-Folder Item
66MD*1 1 Bexar County Hospital District Diet Manual, 1969.
2 Bexar County Hospital District Diet Manual, 1982.
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66MH*1 1 Bexar County Hospital District Housestaff Manual, 1976.
2 Bexar County Hospital District Housestaff Manual, 1977.
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66MP*1 1 Bexar County Hospital District Pathology Laboratories Information Manual, 1979.
2 Bexar County Hospital District Bacteriology Procedures. Microbial Pathology Laboratory Manual, 1986.



 

Series 5. Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee

66PD*1 and 66PF*1 are shelved in the same box.
Box-Folder Item
66PD*1 1 Bexar County Hospital District Drug News, 1969.
2 Bexar County Hospital District Drug News, 1985.
Box-Folder Item
66PF*1 1 Bexar County Hospital District Formulary, 1970-71.
2 Bexar County Hospital District Formulary, 1973-74.
3 Bexar County Hospital District Formulary, 1975-76.
4 Bexar County Hospital District Formulary, 19781-82.



 

Series 6. Radiologic Technology

This series is shelved with Series 7 in one box.
Box-Folder Item
66RB*1 1 Bexar County Hospital District Radiologic Technology Program, Brochures.



 

Series 7. Resident and Interns Wives Club

This series is shelved with Series 6 in one box.
Box-Folder Item
66WD*1 1 Bexar County Hospital District Residents & Interns Wives Club Year Book, 1970-71.
Contains list of officers, calendar of events, directories of residents and interns.