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The five campuses of Baptist Medical Center are proud to be named in the Best Regional Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 2020-2021. The five Baptist hospitals in San Antonio (Baptist Medical Center, Mission Trail, Northeast Baptist, St. Luke’s Baptist, and North Central Baptist) are recognized as high performing in five types of care: Congestive Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, COPD, Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement. Thank you to our dedicated physicians, nurses and staff who truly make us A Community Built on Care.

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In remaining consistent with Baptist Health System COVID SAFE standards, we are offering the San Antonio community a safe alternative to seek emergency care with one of our experienced emergency room providers via a secure virtual Tele-ER platform.

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Baptist Health System has more than 115 years’ history of caring for our community and making a positive difference. From welcoming your babies to restoring health or treating you in an emergency, we know that care is more than medicine. It’s compassion. It’s attentiveness. And a healthy dose of kindness. Our system of care includes six full-service hospitals, a specialized children’s hospital with a dedicated pediatric emergency unit, a comprehensive cancer care network, fitness and rehabilitation centers, urgent care clinics, a physician network, imaging centers, ambulatory services and the Baptist School of Health Professions. Wherever you go in the Baptist Health System, you’ll find that we have the same goal – to help people achieve health for life through compassionate service inspired by faith.

Caring, nurturing and helping heal friends, loved ones and neighbors is our passion. We are honored to have the opportunity to serve you.

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News & Announcements

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Mar 5, 2018

Millennials, young Hispanics at higher risk than parents
Doctors stress importance of education and screenings

(San Antonio, TX, March 5, 2018) – Millennials (those between the ages of 18 to 34) are among the most educated generation in American history and this year are ranked as having the most spending power of any generation. San Antonio recently saw the greatest increase in its millennial population out of all other U.S. metropolitan areas. But these leaders’ bright futures are clouded by one of the nation’s second-most deadly form of cancer – colorectal cancer.

Studies by the American Cancer Society found that although colon cancer rates declined for those over 50, they have risen by 1 to 2 percent per year for those ages 20 to 39.

Antonio Serna, M.D., a gastroenterologist with Baptist Health System in San Antonio, said these trends are a sobering reminder that education and screenings are important for all ages. “Studies indicate that those younger than 55 are also nearly 60 percent more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage disease than their older counterparts,” he said. Dr. Serna also points out that modern diets include highly processed foods and those with high glycemic levels and carbohydrates. These along with a sedentary lifestyle contribute to obesity, which is a risk factor for developing colorectal cancer.

“No matter your age, everyone should be aware of signs and symptoms,” Dr. Serna said. “Screenings are important to detect problems, such as precancerous polyps, early on and intervene before these become deadly. A healthy future for all generations depends on many factors.” he said. The American Cancer Society reports they have traditionally recommended testing at age 50 for most people, but are now proposing that screenings be considered sooner.