The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Emergency Department

San Antonio, Texas

The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is the first freestanding hospital in San Antonio solely dedicated to the care of children. Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is owned by CHRISTUS Health. Baylor College of Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the nation, is the academic partner of The Children’s Hospital with more than 170 pediatric subspecialists affiliated with Baylor. In addition, community physicians in private practice remain a valuable partner in the care of children in our community. We are a health care ministry that works to continually meet the needs of the community to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, following the values and mission of our sponsoring congregations; Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of Houston and San Antonio and the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth.

The 44-bed emergency department provides care to more than 57,000 patients annually. The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio’s Emergency Department provides the only pediatric forensic nursing specialty for the city of San Antonio and surrounding region. Staff led initiatives include improvements in sepsis response, identification of and care for child abuse and victims of human trafficking, trauma care, and multiple safety initiatives.