About San Antonio
The Baptist Health System story began in 1903 when 30 physician members of the Bexar County Medical Society joined with more than two dozen businesspeople and professionals to organize the San Antonio Associated Charities. As the community grew, so did the need for healthcare services. Over 100 years later, Baptist Health System includes acute care hospitals, urgent care clinics, imaging centers and free-standing emergency departments. Our commitment remains the same – to help people achieve health for life through compassionate service inspired by faith.
More Than a Great Place to Visit
Our many locations throughout the San Antonio community offer an ideal setting for professional and personal pursuits. With nearly 1.5 million residents and as the seventh-largest city in the United States, San Antonio is experiencing solid economic growth in industries like bioscience, healthcare and green technologies.
Cultural Attractions and More
San Antonio is steeped in culture and history. From the Alamo, where Texas soldiers fought for independence against Mexican troops, to the world-famous River Walk lined with restaurants and shops to the San Antonio Spurs lighting up the court at AT&T Center, there’s an activity to suit every taste here in San Antonio.
Whether you're visiting or planning to relocate to San Antonio, be sure to check out these major attractions!
- Natural Bridge Caverns, the largest network of caves in Texas, is located just outside San Antonio.
- HemisFair Park, the site of the 1968 World's Fair, features waterfalls, historic buildings, playgrounds, and the iconic Tower of the Americas.
- El Mercado, the Market Square, is an outdoor Mexican-style marketplace featuring authentic Mexican cuisine, shopping and performances.
Diversity and Inclusion
San Antonio is a diverse community that brings together people from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. In fact, almost 65 percent of the population identifies as Hispanic or Latino (U.S. Census, July 2021).
Baptist Health System values diversity in its employees – it enables us to better relate and respond to patients from all walks of life. But the true advantage of a diverse staff is the rich spectrum of individual talents, experiences and perspectives they offer. We’re far more than the sum of our parts, and we invite you to explore all of what Baptist and San Antonio have to offer.
Resources for More Information and Relocation
To help you decide if San Antonio is right for you and your family, these organizations can help: