One of the appeals of living in the Hill Country is being able to look out your back window to a scene of rolling hills and wildlife. Far from the gridlock traffic and a frantic pace, life can be enjoyed on your own terms. But by enjoying a scenic lifestyle you don’t have to sacrifice important and potentially lifesaving services. Cordillera Ranch residents can rest well knowing that several world-class medical facilities are nearby to meet your family’s medical needs. Boerne and nearby San Antonio are home to a multitude of healthcare facilities, each offering state of the art diagnostic equipment and well-qualified physicians and specialists.
Methodist Boerne Medical Center
The Methodist Boerne Medical Center offers a convenient location for Boerne and surrounding communities. The Medical Center contains an expanded Boerne Imaging Center, emergency services center, and physician specialty practices including Oncology, Internal Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and many others.
The Boerne Methodist Emergency Center is the first ever freestanding, 24/7 emergency department in South Central Texas. Open for business in January of 2008, the $13 million Emergency Center totals an impressive 20,560 square foot space and features 15 private treatment rooms: two dual-purpose rooms for trauma and cardiac care, five urgent care rooms, four rapid triage rooms for minor emergencies and four observation rooms for those patients requiring observation for 23 hours or less. The center has physicians on staff around the clock working alongside expertly trained nurses and technicians. Totaling 35 people, the staff is devoted to providing emergency care in situations involving chest pain, broken bones, stomach ailments, asthma attacks, injuries sustained in a car crash or anything else requiring acute care. The Emergency Center team is able to receive EKG readings on patients from specially-equipped ambulances en route to the hospital. The center is equipped to provide some unique features including a pharmacy, ultrasound equipment, telemetry equipment, a laboratory with blood bank services, bedside registration for increased convenience and privacy, air and ground transport to San Antonio for critically ill or injured patients, direct access to advanced trauma services and expert resources at Methodist Healthcare, and a 16-slice CAT Scan Unit and Picture Archiving Communications System (PACS) for electronically sharing x-rays with specialists for diagnostic purposes.
Methodist Boerne Medical Center is 17 minutes from Cordillera Ranch.
For more information, please visit, www.BoerneHealth.com.
North Central Baptist Hospital
North Central Baptist Hospital, located in the Stone Oak area of San Antonio, is a full-service hospital offering adult and pediatric emergency care, cardiovascular care, specialized pediatric care and the highest level of mother and baby care in the San Antonio area. A few years ago the hospital underwent a $90 million expansion project adding a new patient tower, new medical office space, new emergency departments and new surgical suites.
A leader in child care, North Central Baptist was the first hospital in Stone Oak to provide a neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit, and a specialized children’s emergency center. From state-of-the-art labor and delivery rooms and prenatal consultation, to breastfeeding support and gynecologic robotic surgery, the hospital offer a full array of high-quality women’s care. Three c-section rooms and 43 all-private postpartum rooms also support over 300 deliveries per month.
Baptist was the first health system in San Antonio and South Texas to offer patients minimally invasive surgery using the Da Vinci® Surgical System. This innovative robotic technology allows surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions, with unmatched precision.
For unscheduled hospital visits, North Central Baptist also excels in trauma and acute care. An AirLife homebase, San Antonio AirLIFE now bases a helicopter at the hospital full time. AirLIFE is the only nonprofit and Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services-accredited air medical service in Southwest Texas, providing emergency air transport to more than 50 counties within a 150-mile radius of San Antonio. The Society of Chest Pain Centers has granted the designation of Accredited Chest Pain Center to each of the five hospitals in the Baptist Health System. North Central Baptist is also certified as a primary stroke care center by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a national organization that sets the standards by which health care quality is measured in the U.S. and around the world. Whatever the emergency, North Central Baptist can provide lifesaving medical support.
North Central Baptist is 35 minutes from Cordillera Ranch.
For more information, please visit, www.BaptistHealthSystem.com.
Victory Medical Center
Victory Healthcare celebrates the grand opening of their newest location in San Antonio, a state-of-the-art facility on the city’s Northwest Side. The new Medical Center will have 25 oversized patient suites with concierge services, six oversized surgical suites, three special procedure rooms and an adjoining 82,000-square-foot, high-end medical space.
Victory Medical Center Landmark will specialize in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, neuro-spine surgery, bariatric surgery, ENT, gastroenterology, general surgery, gynecology, hand surgery, joint replacement, orthopedic surgery, pain management, physical therapy, plastic surgery, podiatry, spinal surgery, sports medicine, and urology. It will also offer bariatric (weight-loss) and pain management surgery, and will serve as a teaching institution for innovative surgeries.
Patients at Victory Medical Center Landmark enjoy personalized care and attention, including a one-to-one nurse to patient ratio in one of the private patient suites, all of which offer Wi-Fi Internet connectivity, cable television and oversized floor plans to comfortably accommodate family and friends.
The new Victory Medical Center Landmark is located at 5330 N. Loop 1604 West at the intersection of Vance Jackson Road and Loop 1604, which is about 25 minutes from Cordillera Ranch.
For more information visit, www.victory-healthcare.com
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
The Health Science Center, located at the heart of the San Antonio Medical Center, is a leader in research and development of treatment techniques and one of the country’s leading health sciences universities, ranking in the top two percent of all U.S. institutions receiving federal funding. Patients come from 150 countries to seek lifesaving medical treatments for a variety of medical conditions. The Cancer Research and Treatment Center at The UT Health Science Center is one of the nation’s leading academic cancer research and treatment centers. It is a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, one of only three in Texas. It provides a full spectrum of clinical and support services to meet the medical, nutritional, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient, from diagnosis through treatment, rehabilitation, discharge and follow-up care.
Like the Mayo Clinic and MD Anderson, UT Medicine is an academic medical practice, meaning the doctors are also teachers, many of which also do research to improve the practice of medicine. With more than 60 different types of specialists and sub-specialists, the doctors at the Health Science Center are the experts other doctors turn to for help.
The Health Science Center is 41 minutes from Cordillera Ranch.
For more information, please visit, www.utmedicine.org.