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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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About Baptist Health

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

National Volunteer Week is April 15 – 21

Apr 16, 2018

Hospital recognizes hardworking volunteers, offers volunteer jobs including infant cuddlers

(San Antonio, TX, April 16, 2018) - Baptist Health System is thanking its volunteers for providing much-needed and valuable services to patients and the community. BHS also is reminding those considering volunteering, that its five San Antonio hospitals offer numerous rewarding, interesting and educational opportunities including one considered to be most fulfilling – a volunteer infant cuddler.

Louan Powers, 57, says she has one of the most gratifying volunteer jobs in the world. She is an infant cuddler at Baptist Medical Center in San Antonio. Her job is to hold babies who range in age from one day old to a few weeks old in the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

“When mom and dad can’t be there for various reasons, I can step in immediately and provide that gentle human touch that their baby needs,” she said. “When those babies look into your eyes and fall asleep knowing they’re in safe, caring hands, it’s an amazing feeling. You know you’re doing something very special,” Powers said. Adults who apply, interview and pass a strict background check may qualify as cuddlers. BHS also offers many other volunteer jobs in a wide range of areas including in:

  • Emergency Department
  • Laboratory and Pharmacy
  • Admitting Office
  • Nursing Units
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Human Resources
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Pastoral Care Department
  • Surgery

The Adult Volunteer Program is for 21 – 92 year olds. BHS will also offer students ages 16 and 17 volunteer jobs this summer at its Mission Trail Baptist Hospital. For more information, call 210-297-7677 or visit the Baptist Health System web site at https://www.baptisthealthsystem.com and click on Volunteer with Us.